Resources on youth employment

  1. Crisis has aggravated long-term erosion of European middle class

    29 February 2016

    The financial crisis and changing employment relationships have caused the middle class in most EU countries to contract over the past decade.

  2. Voluntary Peer Review of Youth Employment Policies in the CIS and Georgia

    21 December 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is implementing an innovative project intended to assist in the fight against youth unemployment in the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Georgia. Voluntary peer reviews, in which countries assess one another’s youth employment policies and share good practices during joint meetings, have become one of the most successful innovative mechanisms to do so. With the fifth regional meeting of the youth employment network having recently taken place in Sochi, the third round of the peer review process was completed. The countries-participants of the project, entitled “Partnerships for Youth Employment in the CIS countries and Georgia” have met in Almaty, Turin, Saint Petersburg and Krasnoyarsk.

  3. Results of the third round of peer review of youth employment policies summed up in Sochi

    17 October 2015

    On 12 – 17 October, southern Russian city of Sochi hosted a conference of the Youth Employment Network members. The Network is part of the project "Partnerships for youth employment in the CIS countries," which is being implemented by the ILO Moscow Office with financial support of the Russian oil company LUKOIL.

  4. Youth employment in Eastern Europe and Central Asia to be discussed in Sochi, Russian Federation

    06 October 2015

    The 5th Regional Network meeting will take place in Sochi, Russian Federation between 13 and 17 October 2015.

  5. Fighting world of work insecurity: High-level conference discusses ways to formalize the informal economy

    17 September 2015

    High-level representatives from Europe and Central Asia have gathered under the banner of the ILO to exchange experiences and formulate coherent policies and programmes to boost the fight against informality.

  6. Azerbaijan hosts third round of peer review of youth employment policies

    09 September 2015

    As part of the project “Partnerships for Youth Employment in the Commonwealth of Independent States,” implemented by ILO and financed by Public Joint Stock Company LUKOIL, a Peer Review network focusing on youth employment policies was launched in 2014, with nine countries participating.

  7. ILO officials discuss youth employment issues with partners in Azerbaijan

    06 July 2015

    From 6 to 8 July 2015 ILO officials Mikhail Pouchkin and Julia Surina paid a visit to Baku within the frames of project “Partnerships for Youth Employment in the Commonwealth of Independent States”.

  8. © Scott Wallace / World Bank 2016

    Youth in Eastern Europe and Central Asia face multiple barriers in finding decent jobs

    28 April 2015

    A new ILO report on the transition of young people from school to work in Eastern Europe and Central Asia shows a missed opportunity in absorbing a well-educated youth workforce.

  9. Labour market transitions of young women and men in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    26 March 2015

    This report presents the results of the School-to-work transition surveys (SWTS) implemented in six countries in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region – Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Ukraine – in 2012 or 2013. The indicators resulting from the surveys and analysed in this report provide a much more detailed picture of the youth in the labour market in a part of the world where unemployment rates are among the highest in the world.

  10. Skills mismatch in Europe: Statistics brief

    24 October 2014

    This Statistics Brief analyzes the incidence of overeducation and undereducation (skills mismatch) in a sample of European economies. Mismatch patterns are shown to depend strongly on the measure of mismatch that is adopted, but overeducation is increasing and undereducation is decreasing on at least one measure in at least half of the countries for which such trends can be assessed. Differences in skills mismatch risk between age groups and sexes are discussed, and country-specific trends are identified.