A Youth strategy for Europe's future – Youth Unemployment and how to face it with a European approach

Research Paper by Begoña Garteizaurrecoa Azua



One of the main challenges faced by the Youth in the European Union is unemployment. The need of a better education and the necessity of reinforcing the links between education, companies, research and innovation are relevant matters that have impact in the employability of the Youth. In addition, the mobility of students with Erasmus, and Erasmus + programs are also key in order to improve European education, combining excellence, equity and an improvement of youth’s employability. Finally, the EU’s strategy for youth establishes a cooperation framework which aim is creating more opportunities for the youth in both areas, education and labour market, and fostering youth’s active participation in society, which must be done with a European approach.