EFT Report: Young people not in employment, education or training in the EU neighbourhood countries

 

  • EFT Report: Young people not in employment, education or training in the EU neighbourhood countries

 

 

  • According to a new study conducted by the European Training Foundation (ETF) on the situation of young people not in employment, education or training, the so-called “NEETs”, almost a third of young people in the EU Neighbourhood countries are out of education and out of work, almost double the EU average, accounting for around 30% of the youth population aged 15-29.

 

 

  • To help NEETs the following measures are suggested:

 

  • – Preventive measures aimed at discouraging early school leaving (for instance raising the school leaving age), at providing alternative and innovative teaching methods and at improving the quality and relevance of education (in particular VET) systems.

 

  • – Reintegration measures aimed at providing young people with the possibility to re-enter the education system or at facilitating their entry into the labour market. They can include tracking services to identify, support and monitor inactive young people, second chance opportunities, distance learning opportunities and validating informal learning.

 

  • – Measures targeting NEET women include affordable child and elderly care or flexible work arrangements.

 

  • – Compensation measures include financial support to workers, allowances to cover the cost of living while participating in certain learning opportunities, financial benefits to employers for the recruitment of particularly disadvantaged categories and other similar initiatives.

 

 

  • Read more: http://www.enpi-info.eu/files/publications/NEETs%20in%20EU%20neighbourhood%20-%20report.pdf