Eurofound’s report: Social inclusion of young people launched at the European Parliament on 23 September
The report on Social inclusion of young people argues that there is a need for a stronger focus on social inclusion initiatives which go beyond the labour market in order to help all young people to become active members of society.
The report explores the labour market and social perspectives of young people, gives an in-depth analysis of early Youth Guarantee implementation across 10 Member States, reviews policies for social inclusion and participation in 11 countries and provides recommendations as to how to improve the levels of social inclusion of young people across the European Union. Broader social inclusion policies can be grouped into individualising measures which address individual capabilities to cope with labour market and societal demands, and structure-related measures which address either the socioeconomic aspects or the institutional set-up of youth transitions. Policy measures can also be considered on the basis of whether they are mainly compensatory (repair disadvantage that has already happened) or preventive (prevent development of disadvantage) in nature.
The report also examines in a great detail issues of youth participation and challenges to meaningful participation.
The consolidated report and the country studies (available on request) provide a rich and detailed analysis of the topic. We would be happy to presents its findings also tailored to your focus as the report does cover a wide range of issues.
- Social cohesion and equal opportunities