Title SALM – Skills and Labour Market to Raise Youth Employment
Project Number 527690-LLP-1-2012-1-PT-LEONARDO-LMP
Product WP2 OVERVIEW REPORT
Title WP2 OVERVIEW REPORT
Product Type others
Marketing Text Youth unemployment in Europe, included SALM countries, is not a new phenomenon or one that has been provoked by the post 2008 economic and financial crisis. Over the past fifteen years, in fact, in the European Union, member states have not been successful judging from their capacity to create jobs for young people: the EU average unemployment rate in fact has never gone below 15% in the period 2000-2013.
On the supply side, the most salient challenges to youth employment are made by:
• young people demotivation and disengagement (due to lack of work opportunities) which keeps them away from actively seeking a job or even from re-engaging with studying;
• early school leaving;
• poor education/professional training;
• social class bias and similar socio-cultural features (ethnic minorities, migrants, women) or issues of physical and intellectual capability (disabled people).
On the demand side, the most salient challenges to youth employment are made by:
• economic circumstances limiting the capacities of the private and public sector to create jobs;
• lack of entrepreneurial skills and capabilities;
• young people’s lack of work readiness (young people see often as overeducated but under-skilled, included soft skills);
• business preference for flexible and non-standard working contracts.
Target group youth 15-24; employment counsellors; trainers; social services entrepreneurs.
Result Description of policies and measures undertaken in each SALM country to reduce youth unemployment and foster better skills to improve employability and entrepreneurship.
Area of application Labour market research in SALM countries.
Product Languages English