Get to know the “Youth Guarantee”, a project to support young people in gaining work experience and developing the right skills for a changing world of work.
This initiative doesn’t have an end date and it will persist as the European Union’s primary policy framework for combating youth unemployment and inactivity.
After 2022, it will retain the substantial EU funds allocated in the 2021-2027 long-term budget and NextGenerationEU to further its mission of delivering improved outcomes for young people in Europe.
About the initiative
The Youth Guarantee represents an opportunity from every Member State to guarantee that all individuals under 30 are provided with a high-quality opportunity for:
- Ongoing education
Within a timeframe of four months from the moment they become unemployed or conclude their education.
The initiative started during 2022, with the implementation of the reinforced Youth Guarantee.
Member States started implementing measures under their recovery and resilience plans targeting young people and youth employment related measures.
The goals of the initiative
The final goal of the project is to enhance the employability of the youth.
It aims to support individuals under 30 that want to access high-quality employment, continued education, apprenticeships, or traineeships.
In 2020, the Youth Guarantee underwent a strengthening process to better cater to the needs of young individuals.
This reinforced approach places a primary emphasis on preventing unemployment and inactivity while facilitating smoother transitions from school to work.
One of its central objectives is to support young people in acquiring valuable work experience and cultivating the necessary skills to thrive in an ever-evolving job landscape.
What has been achieved so far?
The project has already achieved excellent results, improving the difficult situation caused by the COVID pandemic which has made it difficult for many young Europeans to find employment.
Over 24 million young people who were once registered in Youth Guarantee schemes started a job, continued education and traineeships.
To learn more about the results obtained in recent years through the program we recommend you visit the official website of the initiative.
Discover more about the initiative
For more information about this initiative, its results and future objectives you can consult the official website.