17 Member States have already submitted to the European Commission their final plans to implement the Youth Guarantee.
The Youth Guarantee is an EU-wide reform which aims to help all jobless people under 25 find employment, continued education, an apprenticeship or traineeship within four months of becoming unemployed or leaving formal education.
11 Member States are still preparing their strategies to deliver a national Youth Guarantee scheme.
The Commission is currently assessing the Youth Guarantee Implementation Plans that have been submitted and will give feedback to Member States in the coming weeks.
The plans submitted and/or still upcoming are expected to identify in each Member States the measures to be taken to implement the Youth Guarantee.
The Youth Guarantee Implementation Plans clarify how the partnerships between responsible public authorities, employment services, education and training institutions, social partners, youth organisations and other stakeholders will be organised. They should also outline which youth employment reforms and measures Member States expect to see co-financed from the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative.
Together with their Implementation Plans, Member States are preparing their operational programmes setting out the planned use of their European Social Fund (ESF) allocations in 2014-20 as well as of additional funding under the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI).
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