NEETs in Europe – Recent policy developments

Increasing the participation of young people in the labour market has become an urgent policy goal and in recent times the focus has been directed at the ‘NEET’ group – young people ‘not in employment, education and training’. This report summarises the findings from 28 national reports by experts from the ‘European Restructuring Monitor’ (ERM) network on the topic of public and social partner based measures aimed at re-engaging young NEETs (aged 15-29 years). The aim of the report is to explore the most recent NEET-specific policy interventions in the EU Member States and Norway, as well as other policy measures aimed at promoting the general employment participation of young people, which potentially impact on NEETs. The findings show that given the diversity of the NEET population, Member States have adopted policy measures addressing various NEET sub-groups in order to provide more tailored and personalised support.

An overview is given of measures that have been introduced at national level in order to tackle the problem of NEET in relation to the following core themes.

  • Tackling early school leaving:
  • Preventive measures;
  • Reintegration measures.
  • Facilitating the transition to employment:
  • Measures to support school-to-work transitions;
  • Measures to foster employability;
  • Removing practical and logistical barriers.
  • Employer incentives

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story @  Recent policy developments related to those not in employment,


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