Learn more about our tools for "VET toolkit for tackling early leaving", and "VET toolkit for empowering NEETs".
Source of support to policy makers and education and training providers
This Europe-wide toolkit is inspired by successful VET practices is a result of Cedefop's work on tackling early leaving from education and training aiming at:
- helping young people at risk of becoming early leavers to remain in education and training and qualify;
- helping early leavers to reintegrate into education or training and the labour market.
Source of support to young people not in employment, education or training
In the first few years after the financial crisis, the concept of NEETs (young people not in employment, education or training) crystallised the policy problem of youth unemployment and inactivity that most Member States of the European Union are still facing. Since then, countless policies, measures, programmes and initiatives have been created to tackle the problem. But how can policy makers and VET practitioners know if any of these solutions are working and if they make a difference? Understanding the profiles and needs of NEETs and designing tailored policies as well as evaluating their impact and effects is crucial for continuing to respond to the NEET challenge and refining the support already offered to NEETs.
This Europe-wide toolkit inspired by successful VET practices is a result of Cedefop's work on NEETs aiming at helping policy-makers, practitioners and providers of support to young NEETs to design policies and implement practices to identify, intervene and evaluate measures that will better address the needs of the NEETs and thus help them to reintegrate into education or training and the labour market and thus into the European societies.