Youth Guarantee schemes moved forward
On 17 October the Commission and Member States met to see how governments could concretely implement their Youth Guarantee Implementation Plans, on a financial and technical point of view. The Youth Guarantee Recommendation was adopted in April 2013 and is part of the Youth Employment Package; it is aimed at contributing to reduce critical levels of youth unemployment in Europe by making sure that young people under 25 cannot stay more than four months after finishing education or becoming unemployed without being proposed a job, an internship, a training, etc. Member States with regions of youth unemployment above 25% are also eligible for additional EU funding through the European Social Fund. The European Youth Forum attended the event and called for the involvement of youth organisations national youth guarantee schemes.