The next weeks will be determinant to implementing a Youth Guarantee in the EU.
With only six months of campaign, we start seeing the results of your action calling for a better future for European young people.
- The European Commission will present a proposal on a European Youth Guarantee on December 5th and we count on you to make sure your national leaders support it
- We received another strong endorsement from French Social Affairs and Health Minister Marisol Touraine. In a video interview, she highlights the need to provide good training to young people so they can easily adapt to the ever changing job market and to make sure that unemployed people are not left on their own
- As the Catalonian regional elections take place this Sunday, 25th November, we are happy to announce that the Catalonian Socialist Party (Partit dels Socialistes de Catalunya) has integrated the demand for a Youth Guarantee in its manifesto. This demand is an answer to the worrying situation of Catalonian youth – 52% are unemployed, with this rate having increased by 12% in the last two years of right-wing nationalist government
- In France, President François Hollande keeps prioritizing the fight to youth unemployment, focusing on young people without qualifications. As on November 8th Mr. Hollande signed the first contracts of “employs d’avenir”, he ensured young people between 18-25 the access to a first full-time job. The goal of this programme is to generate 100,000 « emplois d’avenir » for next year
You too can join the thousands of campaigners calling for a European Youth Guarantee. Remember, your support is key to tackle youth unemployment in Europe!
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