November/December 2012


The European Commission's Youth Employment Package proposes to introduce the “Youth Guarantee”. This Guarantee will ensure that all young people, up to 25 years old, receive a quality offer of a job, continued education, an apprenticeship or a traineeship within 4 months of leaving formal education. Find out more about Youth Employment in the EU.

EDC News: European Youth Portal

The European Commission has developed a portal - European Youth Portal - that is solely focused on young people who are living, learning and working in Europe. The portal was developed as a direct result of the European Commission's 2001 white paper A new impetus for European Youth. The Youth Portal is a way to give access to information on Europe to as many young people as possible and allow the views of young people to be heard with the ultimate aim of enhancing young people's participation in public life and thus to contribute to their active citizenship.

This portal will give young people information on working, volunteering, studying & educational tools, their rights, and much more (see selected links below).

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