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National and Regional work on Youth Guarantee

There have been several developments on the youth guarantee in recent weeks.

The National Youth Council of Ireland and the European Youth Forum gave input to the Joint Committee on EU Affairs in the Irish Parliament last week on the youth guarantee.

You can find an article on it here, and NYCI’s press release here.
NYCI has produced a factsheet on the youth guarantee(find it here), which applies many of the European statistics on youth unemployment to their own national context.
The Spanish Youth Council have also produced a Spanish version of the Youth Guarantee in Europe publication (attached).
To read about regional application of the youth guarantee scheme, see at the example in Birmingham and Aragon: read the article here
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€3.16 bn – cost of doing nothing to combat youth unemployment

Press Releases

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 €3.16 bn – cost of doing nothing to combat youth unemployment

 The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) welcomed political support for a “youth guarantee” following a meeting on the scheme today with Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton.

The NYCI has been a long time advocate of a youth guarantee – which would ensure young people on the live register for four months or more will automatically be directed into employment, education or training.

Following this latest round of meetings between NYCI, the European Youth Forum and both opposition and government during the EU Presidency, the Youth Council has warned that while a broad political consensus on the issue is to be welcomed, now is the time to get into the details and put ideas into action.

“The youth guarantee scheme is not a panacea, but it is an important first step – it could work in Ireland, if a number of conditions are satisfied,” said NYCI deputy director, James Doorley, speaking after the meeting.

“Firstly, it...

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Work on Youth Guarantee: the practice of the National Youth Council of Ireland

The National Youth Council of Ireland has been doing a lot of work on a national level on the youth guarantee and has been working closely with the Youth Forum on youth employment in the context of Ireland’s Presidency of the EU.
 NYCI have launched a Fact-sheet on the youth guarantee in Ireland and have been strongly advocating the policy to both the government and opposition parties. Currently NYCI and the Spanish Youth Council have produced materials on the youth guarantee nationally and many other youth councils have been writing to government Ministers and advocating the potential benefits of the youth guarantee in their country.
Please find an interesting infographic at the link here
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