News, articles and events on youth employment

June 2020

  1. How COVID-19 affects Europeans and the EU labour market

    25 June 2020

    The ILO and Eurofound jointly organized a webinar which discussed the impact of the current crisis on European workers and businesses. Europe is hard hit, but it has swiftly responded to the pandemic.

  2. At Mbera refugee camp, in Mauritania, the ILO is training young people in building trades

    19 June 2020

    At the hands-on construction training site of the PECOBAT project, students are building an elementary school for the camp’s children, while learning skills that will make them more employable.

  3. How COVID-19 affects Europeans and the EU labour market

    Joint ILO-Eurofound webinar on how COVID-19 is affecting the European labour market, how Europeans are experiencing the crisis, as well as the policy responses of EU Member States and social partners.

May 2020

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    ILO: More than one in six young people out of work due to COVID-19

    27 May 2020

    The ILO’s latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 exposes the devastating and disproportionate effect on young workers, and analyses measures being taken to create a safe return to work environment.

  2. ILO to release data on devastating impact of COVID-19 on youth

    25 May 2020

  3. ILO’s intervention at webinar series “Employment and Entrepreneurship for Chinese Youth”

    19 May 2020

    The covid-19 pandemic has a severe impact on global youth employment. This is also true for the 8.74 million Chinese university graduates. The ILO is providing employment and entrepreneurship advice for the Chinese youth.

  4. Staying competitive during COVID-19 with digital skills

    19 May 2020

    Responding to the growing need for ICT skills caused by COVID-19 pandemic, the ILO team up with the Indonesian Retail Association (APRINDO) to provide an opportunity for business owners and laid-off workers to be more competitive with improved digital skills.

April 2020

  1. Global Survey on Youth & COVID-19

    27 April 2020

    To bring youth voices to the forefront of action and policy responses, the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth (DJY) and its partners are conducting a survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth rights, with a focus on employment and education.

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    Young workers will be hit hard by COVID-19’s economic fallout

    15 April 2020

    The COVID-19 emergency is affecting almost everyone in the world, regardless of age, income or country. However, young people are likely to be particularly hard hit by the economic fallout of the crisis. Find out five reasons why.

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    Making Dual VET work: Lessons learnt from Montenegro

    06 April 2020

    What is the most effective way to learn a new skill? Most people will say “through practice”. It is well-known that increasing the share of company-based learning in Vocational Education and Training (VET) yields much learning effects than school-based training only. A recent evaluation of Dual VET in Montenegro by ILO and the European Training Foundation (ETF) showed promising results. Almost 60% of dual TVET students found a work after graduation while the placement rate under the traditional school based system is around an estimated 30%.