Council adoptet conclusions for youth employment

On youth employment, the Council adopted conclusions on the European Court of Auditor's special report on the EU youth guarantee scheme and took stock of implementation at the EU level, including the youth guarantee and the European alliance for apprenticeships.  


The member states are in the middle of implementing the youth guarantee, with the help of funds earmarked for that purpose under the youth employment initiative. At the beginning of this year, the Court of Auditors issued a special report on "EU youth guarantee: first steps taken but implementation risks ahead" assessing the implementation of the youth guarantee. It based its findings on the Commission figures and input.

The Court identified three potential risks to the effective implementation, namely the adequacy of total funding, the lack of a definition on good-quality offer and the lack of a comprehensive monitoring system. The Council took note of a Commission presentation on the state of play in the implementation of measures to fight youth unemployment . In particular, the pre-financing regulation was published on 21 May . This regulation increases the initial pre-financing under the youth employment initiative to about EUR 1 billion.

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