Review of Youth Guarantee scheme pilot projects
The European Commission met with the coordinators of the 18 Youth Guarantee pilot projects in order to review achievements. EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor has been in favour of the projects asserting that “they show that this approach [the Youth Guarantee] works and brings results.” The Youth Guarantee scheme has been a subject of debate in the European Parliament as well. MEPs urged EU member states to make more efficient use of €6 billion in EU funds to ease the transition from education to jobs for young people and foster entrepreneurship. The European Youth Forum stressed in its publication of April 2014 that implementation of the plans in many member states does not work in practice.