Commission proposes rules to make Youth Employment Initiative a reality

The European Commission has proposed operational rules to implement the Youth Employment Initiative, proposed by the 7-8 February 2013 European Council, to combat youth unemployment.  This document sets out the key parameters and introduces the Commission proposals for the corresponding amendments to the Common Provisions Regulation (CPR) covering the European Structural and Investment Funds and to the European Social Fund Regulation that are currently in discussion between the European Parliament and the Council.