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EACEA National Policies Platform
Employment & Entrepreneurship

Employment & Entrepreneurship

The EU Youth Strategy supports Member States in designing measures that ease the transition of young individuals from education and training – or from unemployment or inactivity – to quality employment. To this end, investments in the provision of suitable skills for those jobs in demand on the labour market should be increased, the quality and fairness of traineeships and apprenticeships should be ensured, and young people's entrepreneurship competences should be fostered.

The chapter describes the policies that countries have implemented to foster youth employment by covering:

3.1 General context

3.2 Administration and governance

3.3 Skills forecasting

3.4 Career guidance and counselling

3.5 Traineeships and apprenticeships

3.6 Integration of young people in the labour market

3.7 Cross-border mobility in employment, entrepreneurship and vocational opportunities

3.8 Development of entrepreneurship competence

3.9 Start-up funding for young entrepreneurs

3.10 Promotion of entrepreneurship culture

3.11 Current debates and reforms