Member states to agree to youth employment and training scheme

Proposal recommends that member states guarantee a job, apprenticeship or training within four months of leaving education to all people under the age of 25.

Employment ministers from the European Union’s 27 member states, who are to  meet in Brussels today (28 February), are expected to sign up to a commitment to offer a job or training to unemployed young people. The youth guarantee scheme was announced in December by László Andor, the European commissioner for employment, social affairs and inclusion, as part of his €30 billion youth opportunities initiative, which aims to reduce youth unemployment across the 27 member states.

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