Publications on youth employment

  1. Guide to monitor the performance of national Youth Guarantees

    05 June 2017

    The aim of this guide is to provide a template for the collection and analysis of monitoring data on key reforms, early intervention, outreach approaches, activation strategies and labour market integration measures that are part of the Youth Guarantee. It reviews the data required to assess the performance of the said measures and provides examples on how to collect, analyse and present performance monitoring information.​

  2. Profiling youth labour market disadvantage: A review of approaches in Europe

    05 June 2017

    The aim of this tool is to explore the different profiling approaches currently used in the countries of the European Union and to distil lessons and main features that have proven effective in identifying and supporting disadvantaged young people.

  3. Assessing the quality dimensions of youth employment offers

    05 June 2017

    This tool provides a practical approach to identify the elements that constitute a quality offer of employment when the YG offer is made.

  4. Developing quality traineeships for young people

    05 June 2017

    This guide aims to provide a practical approach to determining the dimensions that make quality traineeships and the mechanisms that can be put in place to ensure that traineeships provide a valuable learning experience and that young people’s rights and entitlements are respected.

  5. Guide for developing national outreach strategies for inactive young people

    05 June 2017

    This guide has been developed to support policymakers in the preparation of national outreach strategies and action plans targeting disengaged young people (i.e. young people who are not actively engaged in the workforce, education or training).

  6. Basic principles of monitoring and evaluation of youth employment interventions

    05 June 2017

    This guide aims to provide youth employment practitioners with the main concepts, definitions and indicators that are used to monitor the performance and assess the impact of youth employment interventions. It gives practical examples and tips for the application of the monitoring and evaluation indicators.

  7. Indicator framework for monitoring the Youth Guarantee

    05 June 2017

    The aim of this guide is to offer easy-to-use tools to practitioners with the view to monitoring the performance of the measures included in the implementation plans of the national Youth Guarantee schemes.

  8. A literature review of the main elements for a social-cost benefit analysis of Youth Guarantees

    05 June 2017

    The aim of this paper is to review the current literature relating to social cost-benefit analysis (SCBA) with a view to developing a methodology for the assessment of youth employment policies and, more specifically, the Youth Guarantee (YG).

  9. Green Business Booklet

    12 May 2017

    Going green is not only good for the environment, but makes business sense too, as the greening of enterprises results in improved access to markets, higher productivity and cost savings. The Green Business Booklet is part of the Green Jobs packages and the Start and Improve Your Business series of products and helps aspiring entrepreneurs to come up with a green business idea and existing entrepreneurs to green their businesses.

  10. New automation technologies and job creation and destruction dynamics

    12 May 2017

    This policy brief addresses the following question: is the labour-replacing potential of the technological revolution so far-reaching that it is inherently different from what has been experienced in the past, and on balance is an inhibitor rather than a generator of decent work?