Youth unemployment has become an increasingly pressing issue in most Member States, endangering the economic and social conditions of future generations. In this context, the European Council called on the Council to examine and decide on the proposals contained in the Commission's "employment package", emphasising the need for the creation of quality jobs, structural reform of labour markets, investing in human capital, facilitating labour mobility within the EU and mobilising EU resources.

These conclusions provide a Council response to the employment package, building on the work already undertaken in this policy area, putting emphasis on addressing youth unemployment, and linking up to the forthcoming Commission initiatives on youth guarantees and the quality framework for traineeships, to which the Council will respond upon their presentation.

They are aimed at strengthening and sustaining the effective coordination and consistency of employment policy measures at national and EU level.

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