ELGPN Concept Note No. 4. The Youth Guarantee and Lifelong Guidance.

THE YOUTH GUARANTEE INITIATIVE is a European policy measure designed to support all young people into sustainable employment. It is a guarantee that all young people under the age of 25 who lose their job, or do not find work after leaving school, receive a good-quality offer of employment, continued education, an apprenticeship or a traineeship within 4 months. The Guarantee should be enacted at European level from 2014. Some countries already meet the Youth Guarantee and have built lifelong guidance into their policy measures. This concept note provides the rationale for building career guidance support within each country’s policy measures and describes how some countries are already doing this.

The concept note has been commissioned by ELGPN, and supported by a reference group drawn from its members. The views expressed, however, are those of its authors and do not necessarily represent the views of ELGPN or its member-countries.

The authors are Dr Tibor Bors Borbély-Pecze (Hungary) and Jo Hutchinson (United Kingdom).

ELGPN Concept Note No. 4. Youth Guarantee and Lifelong Guidance is available in these languages:
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