Brando Benifei on the Youth Guarantee

05/10/2016
Brando Benifei on the Youth Guarantee

S&D Euro MPs welcomed the Commission's progress report today on the implementation of the Youth Guarantee in the last three years. Finding a job remains a difficult challenge for young people in many parts of Europe.

05/10/2016

S&D Euro MPs welcomed the Commission's progress report today on the implementation of the Youth Guarantee in the last three years. Finding a job remains a difficult challenge for young people in many parts of Europe. That's why the Socialists and Democrats are calling for an increase in funding - significantly above the €1 billion proposed by the Commission - for the Youth Employment Initiative until 2020.

S&D Group spokesperson for this issue, Brando Benifei MEP stressed:

"The European Commission has today certified - with figures and detailed analysis - the ability of the Youth Guarantee and the Youth Employment Initiative to help young people in the EU. The report now needs to be read through carefully, beyond just the quantitative data. Much more needs to be done, especially regarding the quality of the training and employment offered to young people on Youth Guarantee programmes. The European Parliament will put forward its assessment and proposals soon to strengthen the Youth Guarantee and the Youth Employment Initiative in the years to come."