Initiatives for unemployed Europeans

Unemployment, one of the biggest issues that Europe is facing today, was discussed in Paris during a ReACT conference organised by the European Parliament on 15 October 2013.
Launched as the first ReAct event, the conference discussed the different options which Europe has for creating employment and was the first in a series of five which will take place in different European cities. The idea behind the organisation of such events is for experts and opinion leaders to share ideas and to find ways to tackle this challenge. 
Creating jobs is the key to restarting Europe s economy and the European Union has developed a number of new initiatives which aim to employ 75% of people between 20 and 64. These initiatives are:

  • The youth guarantee (a preparatory action plan worth ¬4 million which aims to help EU countries to find employment for young, to further education opportunities or to (re)train candidates for employment within 4 months of leaving school.)
  • A standard framework to guarantee the quality of traineeships
  • The Erasmus exchange programme (130,000 company placements in 2012 in other EU countries for university-level and vocational students as well as 600 placements for young entrepreneurs in small businesses in other EU countries)
  • Language learning
  • Recognition of professional qualifications.
This article is presented by Impetus Europe Consulting Group.

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