Youth UnEmployment


The statistics show that unemployment among young people is increasing across Europe, where in several countries it has even reached more than 40%. Nowadays, being a graduate from a reputable university with high marks is not enough to ensure rapid employment. There are many reasons behind the problem of youth unemployment, for example: lack of particular skills, wrong educational system, mismatches between education and needs in labor market, lack of self confidence, lack of self esteem, and of course structural lack of working places.

What can young people do to increase their employability then? How are they going to find a job? How are they going to effectively present themselves in the labor market and succeed? These are just some of the questions which youth and new graduates are looking answers to.

Jun 18

Your first EURES job

Do you want to work abroad? Here is your chance to do it! Read about the initiative of our partner, Gi Group, and EURES.

“Your first EURES job” (YfEj) initiative provides support for foreign employment for young entrepreneurs.

Your first EURES job

What’s this?

Your First EURES job is a free of charge mobility scheme that helps young EU citizens to find job opportunities in other EU countries. This is part of the European Union ‘Europe 2020′ flagship initiative “Youth On The Move” and one of the key actions to address youth unemployment and boost youth labor mobility.

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May 16

Nielsen Europe is hiring young graduates: Become a candidate now!

Dear AEGEE members,
YuE Team is glad to announce you a new partnership with Nielsen Europe and a great intership opportunity for all AEGEE members across Europe! Nielsen is hiring graduates and the AEGEE member profile perfectly suits what they are looking for.

The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence and mobile measurement. Nielsen has a presence in approximately 100 countries spread across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America and South America, employing around 40.000 people. Founded in 1923, Nielsen has pioneered market research and promotes continuous innovation.

Nielsen’s finance department is starting an important recruiting campaign, open to young graduates with economics and multicultural background. The open positions are internships (paid) with a minimum duration of 6 months.
The final objective is to offer these graduates the opportunity to join, after the internship, an important cross function formation program which only the best candidates will have access to, leading to definitive enrollment in the finance department.

So here the program at a glance :

- 6 months paid internships
- In finance department
- Serious possibilities of longer term employment
- Europe wide program, 2 countries to start, more to come

At the moment the countries and respective cities impacted by this project are:

- Netherlands (Amsterdam)
- Poland (Warsaw)

Please find the intership descriptions at the following links:

- for Warsaw:

- for Amsterdam:

If you are interested and you want to candidate please refer to the contacts mentioned in the job offers, moreover add also and (you will help us to evaluate the impact of the partnership).


Looking forward to reading from you soon,


YuE team

Feb 08

Open Call for new Team members

Dear AEGEE members,

The Youth UnEmployment team is looking for new members, fresh ideas…YOUR ideas!

The Youth UnEmployment situation in Europe is one of the biggest problems of the present and the future. Have you ever paid any thought to the youth employment situation? Are you interested in what is happening in Europe? Are you interested in youth policies on employment, youth guarantee, quality of internship, volunteering, non-formal education?

Do you want to be a member of a multicultural, active team? Do you want to inspire other people with your positive energy? Well now you can!

We are starting a new cycle of the project and looking for fresh members for our team. It does not matter if you are experienced or not in the field, you are welcome to join us and we will learn all together! If you are interested in, please fill in the following form and we will get in touch with you.

Deadline: 20.02.2014 – 23:59 CET

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask at

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Feb 08

Open Call: Host local for European School of Entrepreneurship 2014

Dear AEGEE antennas!

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t”
A student in Warren G. Tracy’s class

This sentences can be an inspiration for starting your business that can be one of the possible solutions for the current European problems affecting the transition from education to work. Why don’t you take the  future in your own hands?

Do you want to support our idea and be part of an interesting project?
Youth UnEmployment team is looking for an Antenna that would like to host the 3rd edition of ESE (European School of Entrepreneurship).

Are YOU ready for new challenges?

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Dec 23

Open Call: “Youth employment” concept development meeting

Dear AEGEE members

If you are following attentively the AEGEEan, last week an article about
AEGEE role in the Youth UnEmployment issue:

Therefore, since the topic will continue being one of the hot issues in
Europe in the next years, and since YOUTH EMPLOYMENT was also chosen as one of the Focus Areas of the new Strategic Plan, the Comité Directeur and the Youth (un)Employment project want to invite all motivated members to join us for a meeting to redefine our work in the field. We are looking for new members, fresh ideas…YOUR ideas!
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Dec 18

The Youth Guarantee in France: la Garantie Jeunes

The article from Youth Policy Watch Issue 84 of the European Youth Forum state how the Youth Guarantee is becoming a reality in France

[Read here]

The European Commission has announced that only nine of the twenty-eight European Union countries have submitted plans to tackle the bloc’s youth unemployment crisis. Under the so-called Youth Guarantee Scheme, all member states must submit plans to the European Commission before the end of this month. Watch here

Dec 17

New publication: Quality Jobs for Young People

From Youth Policy Watch Issue 92 by YFJ

Youth Summit calls for greater action to provide quality jobs

Young people across Europe gathered in Paris to discuss and propose bold solutions to tackle the on-going youth unemployment crisis. The Youth Summit on Quality Jobs was held to coincide with the intergovernmental conference that EU leaders attended to discuss the same topic area.

The full article here

Please find the new publication from the European Youth Forum about quality jobs here

Aug 13

URGENT: OPEN CALL for PARTICIPANTS// Training course on ADVOCACY in Portugal

Hello all!

Please find attached an open call for participants for a training course on advocacy that will take place in Portugal in October. The Youth UnEmployment project of AEGEE is partner of the training and can send 2 participants from France.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if interested! If you want to know more about advocacy strategies and processes, in a multicultural setting, using non-formal education methods, this is the training for YOU !

More info here and here

Jun 28

Press Release:European leaders should meet young people’s youth employment expectations

The European Youth Forum has today issued a Press Release ahead of the European Council meeting tomorrow and on 28 June, calling for European leaders to meet young people’s employment expectations.
We urge the European Council to take coordinated action and ensure concrete European, national and regional investment to guarantee quality jobs for young people,  through implementing an efficient Youth Guarantee, fighting in-work precariousness as well as committing to adopting quality frameworks on internships and apprenticeships.
Jun 26

EU Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review

The latest EU Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review has been published.

The Review highlights that the number of jobs is at an all time low since the onset of the crisis. Youth unemployment continues to rise in countries such as Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Cyprus and Slovenia, and in April 2013 stood at 23.5% in the EU27.