EU has now to deliver what has been already decided on youth

EP Youth Intergroup: EU has now to deliver what has been already decided on youth

The Youth intergroup in the European Parliament has met yesterday during its plenary meeting with the Commissioner for Social Inclusion and Employment László Andor for an exchange of views on the recent developments on youth employment and the implementation of initiatives such as the youth guarantee for the next six months.

The debate focused on the forthcoming initiatives that the Commission and the Parliament will put forward to further support the situation of young people in the labour market.

In particular a special emphasis was given from the intergroup side to make sure that the forthcoming cycle of the European Semester for policy and economic coordination includes the fight against youth unemployment as one of the priorities as well as the need to make sure that the European Social Fund is effectively able to support local and national authorities willing to implement measures such as the youth guarantee. Commissioner Andor stressed the need for Member States to urgently draw up concrete plans to make the Youth Guarantee a reality on the ground by early next year with the support of the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative.

Furthermore during its plenary session, the European Parliament held an important debate on youth followed by the adoption of a key report on the Implementation of the EU youth strategy. The report is delivering a midterm assessment on the European Youth strategy, while also setting as new priorities for the next two years in the fields for education, youth employment and youth citizenship.