Helping youth to recover from Covid19

It is clear that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will have severe global health, social, and economic impact on people and economies. To date, the science and statistics indicate that while the youth and children are not bearing the brunt of the COVID-19, measures to curb the spread of the virus, will impact the youth very…

Trends in youth employment

The visible trend of the last two decades is decline of youth participation in the labour force. One of the main and positive reasons is increased enrollment in scholarization in secondary and tertiary education, resulting in a better-skilled workforce in many countries. The negative aspect is still a significant number of people who are not…

Tackling Youth Unemployment: The European Green Deal and European Youth Guarantee – Opportunities and Challenges

The European Commission’s initiative to “reinforce the Youth Guarantee aims to support young people gaining work experience and developing skills as well as to boost employability and entrepreneurship for a green economy. There is no doubt that the COVID-19 crisis will worsen employment opportunities, and it is feared that young women and men are hit…

Youth (Un)Employment In Europe: Our Culture and Biases Could Be One Of The Primary Obstacles

Unemployment of young people (15-24) in Europe is on average on it’s decline. However, the decline is much slower than expected, especially when compared to the overall growth of employment rates in Europe after the financial crisis around 2008. Therefore, we are no longer able to explain the youth (un)employment rates solely by common economic…