European policy makers take the issue of youth employment very seriously indeed. The current high rate of youth unemployment potentially threatens social cohesion, equity and growth. Four European agencies, Cedefop, ETF, EU-OSHA and Eurofound, are holding joint seminar on this topic, in order to present findings and formulate options for European policy makers. The seminar, held in Brussels on 30 June, is hosted by the European Parliament's Employment and Social Affairs Committee.

The complementary work of the agencies highlights different issues and perspectives on youth employment, in Europe and its neighbouring countries.

Topics of the seminar include

  • ensuring a smooth transition from education to workplace;  
  • providing lifelong guidance for young people at risk;  
  • ensuring safe and decent jobs for young people;  
  • understanding the NEETs phenomenon (i.e. youth ‘not in education or employment’) in Europe and its economic and social costs;  
  • taking action to help disadvantaged young people;
  • exploring the global dimension of youth employment.

The seminar is held at the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels on 30 June from 9:00 to 12:30.

Working together for youth employment. From education to the workplace - a global challenge.
For further information on the joint seminar please email at EP-4agencies-seminar [at]