The Council has adopted conclusions on enhancing the social inclusion of young people not in employment, education or training ("NEETS"), which seek to address the problem of NEETs in a more systematic way, by including a series of policy measures covering prevention, education, training and non-formal learning, voluntary activities, the transition from education to employment, and employment itself.

Action is already underway in all member states and at EU level to address the impact of the crisis on young people, in particular through the Youth Employment Package, followed by the recommendation on a Youth Guarantee and the Youth Employment Initiative, under the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020 and involving a fund of EUR 6 billion.

Cedefop's work on the EU skills panorama and skills forecasts support policy initiatives aimed at reducing youth unemployment by facilitating the identification of emerging skills shortages, as well as trends in skills and perspectives for the labour market.

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