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3. Employment & Entrepreneurship

Last update: 28 November 2023

Germany continues to have a low rate of youth unemployment and of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET). Young people with migrant background still face a higher risk of being unemployed. The so-called Youth Migration Services (Jugendmigrationsdienste) offer support services to help this group of young people in particular. It remains also one of the current challenges for the vocational training field to include young immigrants in the vocational education and training (VET) system. See also Career Guidance and Counselling.

In Germany, there is a wide range of programmes for young people in the transition from school to work. The so-called Youth Employment Agencies (Jugendberufsagenturen) are local partnerships that bring together agents of child and youth services and agents of employment services to support young people who need advice and help in the transition from school to work. See also Administration and Governance.

Young people’s entrepreneurial skills are developed in the context of formal education (educational and entrepreneurial policy) as well as non-formal education by means of a variety of public programmes and initiatives, but also by the private sector. See also Development of Entrepreneurship Competence.