Study on “Social Europe: many ways, one objective”: worsening situation for the NEETs
The Annual Report of the Social Protection Committee on the social situation in the European Union 2013 has been released. Latest research reveals that the number of young people neither in employment, education nor in training (NEETs) continues to increase (22% in the south and periphery of the euro area in 2013 with a widening gap compared to the north). Besides, more and more of them are university graduates that cannot find a job. However, positive change can be observed in early-school leaving trends with a decrease in 16 Member States, even though children with a Roma of migrant background, children with special needs and children from a poor socio-economic background are still heavily touched.