This toolkit adopts the European Union definition of NEETs developed by Eurofound: NEET is an acronym for 'not in employment, education or training', used to refer to the situation of young people, aged between 15 and 29, in Europe.
However, EU countries also use other definitions that cover different age groups. The good practices, tools and other resources included in this toolkit, may be referring to these national definitions when mentioning NEETs or other related terms.
Click here to find out more information about the profiles of NEETs and the risk factors of becoming a NEET.
Yes. The toolkit adopts the EU definition focusing on young people from 15 to 29 years old who are not in employment, education or training, however, its resources may be equally useful to national definitions and variations concerning young people in this situation.
Yes. This toolkit is inspired from VET practices but many of the tips, good practices and tools proposed can also be used by policy makers or practitioners operating in general education, second chance schools or at the workplace.
This toolkit does not aim to map measures in all European countries but to illustrate some good practices with evidence of success. If policy examples from your country are not listed and you wish to share a good practice, tool or publication with us, we will be happy to review them and consider their inclusion in the toolkit. Please send us your suggestions through Contact us.