Youth on the Move is the EU's flagship initiative to respond to the challenges young people face and to help them succeed in the knowledge economy.

It is a framework agenda announcing key new actions, reinforcing existing activities and ensuring the implementation of others at EU and national levels, while respecting the subsidiarity principle.

Four specific objectives are identified:

  1. Promote the performance and attractiveness of Europe's higher education;
  2. Contribute to building a strong basis for modern lifelong learning systems which supports the development of high quality and increased participation in higher education;
  3. Encourage the transnational mobility of young people for learning, employability, social and personal development;
  4. Extend and broaden learning opportunities to young people as a whole, stimulate their engagement in society, and improve their employment situation, inter alia, by launching a Youth employment framework outlining policies aimed at reducing youth unemployment rates.