The PES Group in the Committee of the Regions has firmly anchored youth employment into its political priorities, and believes that local and regional authorities play a pivotal role in accurately identifying challenges and opportunities, and effectively implementing measures that foster youth employment.Learning from one another and 'comparing notes' on bad or good experiences is a part and parcel of the exercise.
However, we also need European initiatives to help us create jobs to tackle youth unemployment.
The Group's publication Youth Employment: Making it Happen!, which has been published in the framework of the PES campaign on a European Youth Guarantee and was officially launched at the PES Council held in Sofia, brings together facts, figures, best practices from across the EU mainly provided by PES Group members, as well as concrete policy proposals of the European Socialist family for boosting youth employment. The theme had been extensively discussed during the Group's 2012 Open Days seminar.
Free copies of the publication (in English, French and German) can be ordered on the PES Group website