Dual systems are an important way to give young people easier access to the labour market and interesting career opportunities over a working life. At the same time, it contributes to lower youth unemployment, higher employment participation rates and economic growth in Europe.

In this report, BUSINESSEUROPE outlines what it sees as the constitutive elements of a European strategy on apprenticeships.

It looks at concrete proposals on how the EU can better support apprenticeships/dual learning systems through the use of EU funds and makes a set of 12 recommendations to the EU, Member States, employers' organisations and companies.