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Young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs) are absent both from the labour market and the education sector, thus facing a high risk of professional, digital and social exclusion

Analyses of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic show that, in spite of EU countries’ bold response to this crisis protecting jobs, businesses and livelihoods, yet again, young people were hardest hit by its effects. This is why young NEETs have continued to be a top policy priority at national and EU levels.

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Cedefop (2022). Vocational education and training as a life jacket. Cedefop briefing note, April 2022.


Vocational education and training as a life jacket

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