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pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

on more effective implementation of youth employment measures in Member States

Dubravka Šuica

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on more effective implementation of youth employment measures in Member States  

The European Parliament,

–         having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.       whereas according to World Bank estimates, the migration rate among highly educated citizens in Croatia stands at 29.4%, and Croatia is, at the same time, running increasingly short of skilled experts;

B.       whereas in the last five years about 150 000 people have emigrated from Croatia, and several other Member States are experiencing the same problem;

C.       whereas an unfavourable trend of this kind leads to population ageing and to that extent constitutes a body-blow to demographic and economic policies;

D.       whereas there is a cause and effect relationship between population trends and the economy;

E.        whereas youth employment measures in Croatia, for example vocational training, do not provide young people with a sufficient basis for independence, bearing in mind that their monthly income is low and they face an uncertain future after their training contract has expired;

F.        whereas the Commission advocates the Youth Guarantee concept, whereby Member States are called upon to ensure that, within four months, young people who have left school or registered as unemployed receive an offer of employment, continued education, an apprenticeship, or a traineeship;

1.        Calls on the Commission to give stronger encouragement to, and to oversee, the implementation of youth employment measures in Member States with a view to reducing the number of unemployed young people.

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