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EACEA National Policies Platform


3. Employment & Entrepreneurship

Last update: 3 April 2022

The Government's youth employment policies are mainly related to the Youth Guarantee Scheme (see sub-chapter 3.6 Integration of Young People in the Labour Market) and thus the government body responsible for policy making is the Ministry of Finance (Pénzügyminisztérium) (see sub-chapter 3.2 Administration and Governance).

The policy directions also show an increasing emphasis on vocational training, in line with the directions considered desirable by the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (see sub-chapter 3.3 Skills Forecasting). NEET young people are a special target group of the YG Scheme, but in general instead of focusing on low-skilled and long-term unemployed youth, support depends on individual needs (see sub-chapter 3.6 Integration of Young People in the Labour Market).

Promoting entrepreneurship is also an important objective of employment-related youth policy. While there is no specific government strategy for developing young people's entrepreneurial skills, the issue itself is addressed in several strategic documents, including the National Youth Strategy 2009-2024 (Nemzeti Ifjúsági Stratégia 2009-2024), the strategy on small and medium sized enterprises and the 'Framework Strategy for Lifelong Learning Policy for 2014-2020' ('Az egész életen át tartó tanulás szakpolitikájának keretstratégiája a 2014/2020 közötti időszakra'), as well as having a big emphasis in the public education (see sub-chapter 3.8 Development of Entrepreneurship Competence).