Youth unemployment: a crisis in our midst – the role of lifelong guidance policies in addressing labour supply and demand

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Author: Hughes, Deirdre; Borbely-Pecze, Tibor Bors


Youth unemployment is a growing problem across Europe, with significant implications for individuals, communities, economies and societies. This concept note analyses the current trends facing young people and policy-makers, and the policies and good/interesting practices emerging in different [European Union] EU member states in response to youth unemployment. It then explores what more can be done, drawing on lifelong guidance policies and practices. In particular, it examines how policies for responsive lifelong guidance services can contribute to new and emerging government delivery...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Employment; Career development; Policy

Keywords: Unemployment; Youth at risk; Career guidance; Career counselling; Career choice; Government policy; Decision making; Education work relationship

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Jyvaskyla, Finland: European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network, 2012

Physical description: 18 p.

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Series: ELGPN concept note; no. 2

ISBN: 9789513948726 (print); 9789513948733 (pdf)

On title page: Concept note commissioned by ELGPN

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 110.653

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