Youth on the Move
Youth on the Move is a comprehensive package of policy initiatives on education and employment for young people in Europe.
Launched in 2010, it is part of the
strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Youth on the Move aims to improve young people's education and employability, to reduce
high youth unemployment and to increase the youth-employment rate - in line with the wider EU target of achieving a 75% employment rate for the
working-age population (20-64 years) by:
making education and training more relevant to young people's needs
encouraging more of them to take advantage of EU grants to study or train in another country
encouraging EU countries to take measures simplifying the transition from education to work.
For each of these areas, Youth on the Move has a rich agenda ranging from concrete recommendations addressed at Member States, new legislative
initiatives and direct support to better information tools for young people and stronger involvement of the business sector. Keep up-to-date
with "Youth on the Move" developments on: http://ec.europa.eu/youthonthemove/index_en.htm
Youth Opportunities Initiative
This initiative from the European Commission calls on EU Member States to work on preventing early school leaving, helping youngsters develop skills relevant to the labour market, ensuring work experience and on-the-job training and helping young people find a first good job via a series of opportunities.
Erasmus for All (2014-2020)
Erasmus for All is the new proposal from the European Commission for the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport to replace the seven existing programmes starting from 2014. More information is available on a dedicated online page.
The Structured Dialogue is a space for young people and policy makers to discuss and feed into EU youth policy at national and European level together, as well as a tool to ensure that youth policy meets the needs and expectations of young people across Europe.
Get engaged with the Structured Dialogue process in any of the 27 Member States by contacting your National Working Group.
The new EU Youth Strategy defines two overall objectives of the new
More and equal opportunities for young people in education and in the labour market
Active citizenship, social inclusion and solidarity of young people
The Strategy invites both the Member States and the Commission, in the period 2010-2018, to cooperate in the youth field by means of a renewed
open method of coordination. It proposes a cross-sectoral approach, with both short and long-term actions, which involve all key policy areas that
affect Europe's young people:
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