The Council adopted conclusions on the Youth on the move initiative, one of the seven flagship initiatives proposed in the framework of the Europe 2020 strategy.

The conclusions welcome the initiative and establish underlying principles for its implementation, such as close collaboration between the relevant policy areas and Council formations and full use of EU programmes and budgets.

The text, therefore, includes contributions from both the youth and the employment sectors. In addition, the conclusions already broadly welcome the Youth on the move initiative, while recognising that the specific measures proposed within it will have to be discussed using the relevant legislative procedures.