Tackling youth unemployment remains a key G20 objective

Tackling youth unemployment remains a key G20 objective
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At the 6th G20 Labour and Employment Ministers' meeting in Ankara, Turkey, on 3-4 September, Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Labour Mobility and Skills, welcomed the Ministers' commitment to address youth unemployment.

The G20 ministers agreed to reduce the share of young people who are most at risk of being left permanently behind in the labour market by 15% by 2025.

Commissioner Thyssen underlined that youth employment remains the number one priority and that a number of EU initiatives have been taken to
•    bring youth unemployment down,
•    facilitate school to work transitions,
•    improve vocational training and skills.

In her intervention she stressed the important role of social dialogue and social partners when developing labour and employment policies.

More information is available on the European Commission website.

Source: European Commission

Posted by: Katrin Schauer

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