EC and Member States meet to speed up implementation of Youth Employment Initiative

On 11th July, experts from the European Commission and Member States are meeting to accelerate the programming arrangements and practical implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative.

The aim of the seminar is to work jointly on the programming of measures financed by the Youth Employment Initiative so that all eligible Member States can start receiving the funds as soon as possible.

Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor said: “Many Member States are actively implementing measures to make the Youth Guarantee a reality with the support of the 6 billion euros available from the Youth Employment Initiative and of the European Social Fund, worth over 10 billion euros every year.

“The YEI funding has a crucial role to play since it shall directly support young people by providing a first job experience, a traineeship, an apprenticeship or training courses. This seminar aims to assist Member States to accelerate the programming of measures to support young people financed by the Youth Employment Initiative and to put this money to the best use.”