Work-based learning, in particular apprenticeships, can enhance employability, notably of young people, and can help to address the skills shortages to better match the needs of companies. Of great benefit to learners and companies alike, these schemes also contribute to Europe's objective of ensuring sustainable growth and employment. This brochure focuses on the European Alliance for Apprenticeships launched in 2013 and addresses the challenges and possible answers of how to strengthen the quality, supply and image of apprenticeships.
Eurodesk’s first European-wide research report has been released. The report focuses on the level of access to youth information about mobility opportunities and tracks young people’s preferences in looking for, receiving and engaging with information. The research report investigates preferred channels of interaction and receiving information. It continues with exploring the expectations young people have on the services provided by mobility advisors and actors working with young people. Lastly it concludes with a chapter of further recommendations for European and national stakeholders.
Transport, disability and opportunity: Understanding the role of transport in the lives of young disabled Londoners seeking employment or opportunities
This report from Partnership for Young London, looks at how transport in London can present challenges for young disabled people trying to access opportunity. It features focus group research, with over 45 young disabled people, as well as some borough data analysis. It recommends the establishment of a seperate youth and disability advisory group for TfL, and for more development and sharing of good practice regarding travel training.
Set up under the European Union Work Plan for Youth 2016-2018, the expert group on 'Risks, opportunities and implications of digitalisation for youth, youth work and youth policy' provides policy recommendations, training needs and good practice examples in developing digital youth work across the EU.
Beyond Disabilities, European Mobility For All! A practical guide for organisations interested in European mobility activities involving young people with disabilities
This guide is the outcome of the experience accumulated through the implementation of mobility projects involving young people with disabilities within the Erasmus+ Programme.
The study, requested by the European Parliament CULT committee, provides an in-depth assessment of the Commission’s legislative proposal for the establishment of the European Solidarity Corps.
The Report, published by the European Commission's Eurydice network, aims to provide an overview of the main features of national fee and support systems as well as more detailed information on each individual country.
The programme guide provides information on the priorities of the programme, the actions supported, the funding available for different actions and detailed information on participation.
The booklet is the result of the HousErasmus+ two years project conducted by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN), the European University Foundation (EUF), the Compostela Group of Universities (CGU) and the Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA) with the aim to map the current housing situation in Europe and offer a platform for exchanging experience and good practices between stakeholders.
The new Eurydice Brief builds on the May 2017 report, summarising its main findings and including recent research works and EU policy documents. The Brief is structured around five key EU and national language policy themes.
The Eurodesk network and the European Youth Forum organised a seminar on the role of youth information in the upcoming EU Youth Strategy as part of the European Youth Week 2017 and in the framework of the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.
The 2017 edition of the yearbook provides a taste of the wide range of regional statistics available for the 276 NUTS level 2 regions (or even 1 342 NUTS level 3 regions for some indicators) of the 28 Member States of the EU as well as, when available, in EFTA and candidate countries.
The publication goes through the different programmes and the funding opportunities proposed by the European Commission to boost jobs, growth and investment across the European Union.
The OECD report provides key information on the output of educational institutions; the impact of learning across countries; the financial and human resources invested in education; access, participation and progression in education; and the learning environment and organisation of schools.
The 2017 edition presents a new focus on fields of study, investigating both trends in enrolment at upper secondary and tertiary level, student mobility, and labour market outcomes of the qualifications obtained in these fields.
Published by the European Commission, the report presents the findings of a major study mapping, describing and analysing the contribution that youth work makes to supporting young people in achieving competences that will help them to fulfil personal aspirations and become active citizens in Europe.
The report, jointly published by the European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), provides a collection of initiatives aimed at boosting social enterprise developments.
The Eurydice report examines the recommended minimum instruction time in full-time compulsory general education in 2016/17 in 42 European education systems.
The document reports on the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture conference ‘Future EU Youth Strategy: Shape It, Move It, Be It’, as part of the European Youth Week, which took place on the 3rd and 4th of May 2017.
”The suitcase, the map and the voyage of a youth worker” - free online courses/modules for youth workers
These online courses are provided through the Erasmus+ K2 strategic partnership project ”The suitcase, the map and the voyage of a youth worker”, funded with support from the European Commission.
Published by the European Commission, the publication focuses on travel in Europe: a continent with thousands of years of history, a rich cultural heritage and some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery. It gives useful tips and access to the map of Europe.
The annual European Commission main report aims to provide evidence and analysis and to review trends and upcoming challenges on the labour market.
A Europe-wide toolkit inspired by successful VET practices in helping young people to attain at least an upper secondary qualification.
Launched by the European Commission, ESCO is the first full version of the European classification of Skills, Competences, Occupations and Qualifications (ESCO).
The interactive online tool, developed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), allows users to browse the 168 selected cities and the quantitative and qualitative information about their performance in the Countries and Cities pages.
“Engage. Inform. Empower” is a collection of good practices from the main European youth information and mobility networks. The paper is a collaboration between ERYICA, EYCA and Eurodesk.
Developed by the European Commission, the tool aims to support early identification of the skills of refugees, migrants and other third country nationals.
The Erasmus+ app aims to help you plan and carry out your year abroad.
Published by Youth and Environment Europe, the publication provides useful tips on strategic planning, sustainable principles, sustainable project management, human resources and learning organisation.
Published by the Council of Europe, the present publication highlights 16 projects within the field of Human Rights Education and aims to give an insight into the variety and wealth of youth work practices in this area.
Every organisation across Europe can use this online tool for the self-evaluation of international youth exchanges, with questionnaires for participants and staff members.
Published by the EU-CoE youth partnership, the document offers an overview of the youth policy: its main concepts, principles, and challenges, in a visually captivating way and using clear, plain and simple language.
Check out this new platform to engage with the Erasmus+community!
The Digital Dashboard is an e-platform built to listen and understand what opinions young people are voicing online.
This report maps patterns of intergenerational social mobility in the EU countries. It first looks at absolute social mobility, how societies have changed in terms of structural and occupational change and societal progress. Then it turns to relative social mobility (‘social fluidity’), the opportunities for individuals to move between occupational classes.
Published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Report examines how governments use financial incentives to promote a better alignment between labour market needs, on the one hand, and the supply of skills, on the other.
Improving Youth Work – Your guide to quality development is a handbook that targets all stakeholders involved in youth work, from young people to people working in public administration and politicians. It provides the reader with an extensive and easily accessible step-by-step guide on how to engage in quality development in youth work.
Leaflet covering how to take part as an organisation.
Extremely Together, a Kofi Annan Foundation initiative, are 10 young leaders, all active in preventing and countering violent extremism in their communities and beyond. Their task was to produce this guide by young people for young people on how to counter violent extremism your community.
The fourth annual edition of U-Multirank, the largest global university ranking, provides a major new release of data, the largest since its launch in 2014, almost doubling the number of institutions and increasing the coverage of countries from 70 to 99, with 3,284 faculties and 10,526 study programmes.
Produced by eTwinning, the report focuses on the importance of digital skills and the importance of teaching digital skills in school.
Launched by the European Youth Forum, the online tool is designed for youth organisations and young people to assess the state of youth policy in their context, whether it is national, regional, local, or European.
Find out more about the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Erasmus + KA1 and KA3 developed by SALTO-YOUTH Participation RC, in cooperation with several Erasmus+ National Agencies.
This new publication is intended to provide theoretical and practical support to youth workers, and to provide information and insight to policy-makers, youth and education practitioners and other organisations involved in responding to the risks from radicalisation and extremism.
This online tool allows youth workers to understand their competence level and identify how they can improve through training and development.
The EP Legislative Train Schedule aims at providing an interesting and animated way to visualise the legislative elements that make up the working programme.
The Report, published by the European Commission's Eurydice network, is an overview of the main features of national fee and support systems and contains detailed information on each individual country.
The Mobility Scoreboard database for Initial Vocational Education and Training (IVET) is a tool for assisting policy-making in the broad area of international learning mobility in IVET.
The Eurofound report explores the main characteristics and consequences of gender gaps in labour market participation.
The European Commission has published the Erasmus+ Call and Programme Guide for 2017.
Are you under 30? Want to see the world and develop your skills?
Is your youth organisation looking for…
- Information and support on European mobility opportunities including Erasmus+?
- Funding, training, events and resources for young people?
- A national and international network to develop links and good practice?
According to the data published on the occasion of the European Day of Languages by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, in 2014, more than 18 million primary school pupils (or 84% of all the pupils at this level) in the European Union (EU) were studying at least one foreign language, including nearly 1 million (around 5%) studying two foreign languages or more.
Drafted by the European Peer Training Organisation (EPTO), the toolkit aims at helping youth groups and youth-serving organisations to implement quality peer education projects.
Launched by People for Change Foundation, YouthMetro is a vast repository of youth policy.
Published by UNESCO, the report shows the potential for education to push progress towards all global goals outlined in the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The ILO knowledge platform is a resource designed to improve understanding of those policies and actions that aim to improve labour market outcomes for young people.
The report provides updated figures on global and regional youth unemployment. It also looks at working poverty rates, decent work opportunities in both developed and developing economies as well as gender inequalities and migration trends among young people.
The Eurofound new database on wages, working time and collective disputes aims to provide researchers and policymakers with a set of country-level data in the area of wages, working time and collective disputes.
Published by CEDEFOP, the study maps and analyses the shift to learning outcomes in education and training policies and practices across Europe.
Prepared by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the Report explores young people's participation in economic, political and community life, responding to growing interest in, and an increased policy focus on, youth civic engagement in recent years among Governments, young people and researchers.
Published by UNESCO, this guide aims to provide practical advice on when and how to discuss the issue of violent extremism and radicalisation with learners and help teachers create a classroom climate that is inclusive and conducive to respectful dialogue, open discussion and critical thinking.
The Manual, written BY and FOR school students, is a journey throughout the creation of a democratic school student organisation, imagined as a space trip in the “school student universe”
Ever wondered how many placements are funded for young people and youth workers to participate in Erasmus+ in the UK? Or how many youth projects are funded?
The Impact+ Exercise is a workshop exercise designed to help project partners or programme managers explore and identify the intended impact of their activities.
The European Parliament has published new statistics on various aspects of young people's lives.
The Report of the 2nd European Youth Event (EYE2016), wich took place in May 2016, gathering 7500 young people coming from all over the continent and beyond, collects and highlights fifty of the most concrete ideas shaped by the participants, grouped into the five themes of the event.
Published by the European Youth Forum, the publication aims to gather evidence from existing research on the role youth organisations play in both developing the potential of young people as members of society and in terms of the impact they make on society.
The OECD publication provides an in-depth review of recent labour market trends and short-term prospects in OECD countries.
Almost half of upper secondary pupils in the EU are enrolled in vocational education and most of them are men. Find more stats on vocational education please have a look at this news release by Eurostat.
Published by Eurofound, this report emphasises the importance to focus on the specific needs of different groups of young people who are NEET (young people not in employment, education or training).
Published by the European Youth Forum, the report examines the social situation of youth and assesses the quality of social policies and social protection and services available to young people.
Published by the European Parliament, on the eve of the 2016 European Youth Event (EYE2016), the Eurobarometer survey finds that more than half of young Europeans aged 16-30 feel marginalised in their own country due to the economic crisis, but few want to move abroad.
Value the Difference is a resource pack for youth workers produced by SALTO YOUTH and SALTO Cultural Diversity. It contains information and tools to engage young people across many topics relating to cultural diversity.
This brochure contains inspiring initiatives, practices and tools from EU projects. They showcase how youth work and non-formal learning can enhance young people’s creativity and innovation through their experimental nature, participatory approaches, and peer-learning, and how this can help them to find their place in the labour market - and in life.
Hall Aitken, commissioned by YouthLink Scotland, produced this report about the value of youth work in Scotland .
Published by the European Commission, the report presents the statistics on student and staff mobility for the final academic year 2013-2014 of the former Erasmus programme for higher education, which formed part of the umbrella Lifelong Learning Programme.
Published by the European Commission, the report marks a quarter of a century of EU youth programmes accompanied by EU youth policy. It brings together some of the thinking that inspires, and is inspired by, EU actions for youth to encourage debate about what youth work and non-formal learning can contribute to European education.
Final Joint Recommendations on “Empowerment of young people for political participation in the democratic life in Europe”.
The 2015 EU Youth Report was published on 15 September 2015. It presents a full picture of the situation of young people in Europe and how policymakers have addressed it in the period 2013-2015.
The final report of the 2nd European Youth Work Convention brings together all relevant documentation and outcomes of the Convention.
The report, published by the European Commission's Eurydice network, shows how fee and support systems (including grants and loans) work in higher education in Europe.
Overview of relevant European studies and findings on learning mobility projects and how they can enhance young people’s employability.