•European Youth Forum Publication "Youth Organisations and the Youth Guarantee in Europe"
European Youth Forum Publication “Youth Organisations and the Youth Guarantee in Europe”
Launched today by the European Youth Forum the publication finds that, whilst the youth guarantee provides an unprecedented opportunity to address youth unemployment across Europe in a coordinated and comprehensive manner, the youth sector feels that so far the youth guarantee has not lived up to its potential due to a lack of financial investment and, in certain cases, a lack of political ambition. Furthermore, it also finds that, as has happened in many Member States, a re-packaging of current, failed systems to tackle youth unemployment is not enough. A major commitment from businesses, the youth sector, civil society organisations, public employment services, local authorities as well as national and European-level decision makers is needed in order for the youth guarantee to be a success and to tackle the gravely high youth unemployment rate across the continent (which currently stands at 23.5%).
The publication includes detailed analysis of the development and implementation of the youth guarantee in ten member states, according to the Youth Forum’s member organisations in those countries.
It is aimed at both youth organisations and policy-makers to outline the role of the youth sector in the design and implementation of the youth guarantee.