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3. Employment & Entrepreneurship

Last update: 28 November 2023

In Cyprus, the main governmental authority responsible for employment, including youth, is the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance.  “Employment and entrepreneurship” is also one of the eight pillars of the National Youth Strategy (2017-2022), coordinated by the  Youth Board of Cyprus (Οργανισμός Νεολαίας Κύπρου).

As a result of the economic crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic, youth unemployment remains one of the main challenges faced by Cyprus. However, it is generally recognized that several measures tackling youth unemployment had a positive impact during the recent years.