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14-01-2016 - 19:38
Youth unemployment: improving skills to find better jobs

The EP will on Monday debate a resolution containing recommendations for tackling an EU-wide shortage of relevant skills for available jobs and an education and training mismatch, major factors causing youth unemployment. They include developing strategies to anticipate market needs, encouraging entrepreneurship and creating partnerships between academia, businesses and social partners.


The non-binding resolution, drafted by Marek Plura (EPP, PL) and to be put to the vote on Tuesday, calls on member states to exchange good practice in vocational education and the development of training through skills. It also says crafts and professions with traditional and cultural elements, which often cannot be relocated elsewhere and help local communities, should be preserved and passed down to younger generations.


Background for editors

 

More than 7 million young Europeans are neither employed nor in education or training (NEETs). The rate of unemployment across the Union was 9.9% at the end of 2014, while the rate for young people was more than double at 21.4%. At the same time, there are 2 million unfilled vacancies in the EU and many over-qualified unemployed young people whose skills do not match the needs of the labour market.


Procedure: Non-legislative resolution

2015/2088(INI)

Debate: Monday, 18 January

Vote: Tuesday, 19 January


#youth #unemployment

 
 
   
Plenary agenda
 
18-01-2016 -
17:00 - 23:00
Debates
 
 
Resumption of session and order of business
 
Annual report on EU Competition Policy
Report:A8-0368/2015
Rapporteur: Werner Langen
ECON
 
Multiannual recovery plan for bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean
Report:A8-0367/2015 ***I
Rapporteur: Gabriel Mato
PECH
 
Objection pursuant to Rule 106 on emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 6)
 
The role of intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and education in promoting EU fundamental values
Report:A8-0373/2015
Rapporteur: Julie Ward
CULT
 
Stocktaking and challenges of the EU Financial Services Regulation
Report:A8-0360/2015
Rapporteur: Burkhard Balz
ECON
 
One-minute speeches (Rule 163)
 
Short presentations of the following reports:
External factors that represent hurdles to European female entrepreneurship
Report:A8-0369/2015
Rapporteur: Barbara Matera
FEMM
Skills policies for fighting youth unemployment
Report:A8-0366/2015
Rapporteur: Marek Plura
EMPL
 
 
 
19-01-2016 -
09:00 - 12:20
Debates
 
 
Review of the Luxembourg Presidency
 
Towards a Digital Single Market Act
Report:A8-0371/2015
Rapporteur: Kaja Kallas
Rapporteur: Evelyne Gebhardt
ITRE IMCO
 
 
19-01-2016 -
12:30 - 14:30
VOTES followed by explanations of votes
 
 
Request for the waiver of the parliamentary immunity of Czesław Adam Siekierski
Report:A8-0004/2016
Rapporteur: Heidi Hautala
JURI
 
Request for the waiver of the parliamentary immunity of Czesław Adam Siekierski
Report:A8-0005/2016
Rapporteur: Heidi Hautala
JURI
 
Multiannual recovery plan for bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean
Report:A8-0367/2015 ***I
Rapporteur: Gabriel Mato
PECH
 
Annual report on EU Competition Policy
Report:A8-0368/2015
Rapporteur: Werner Langen
ECON
 
The role of intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and education in promoting EU fundamental values
Report:A8-0373/2015
Rapporteur: Julie Ward
CULT
 
Stocktaking and challenges of the EU Financial Services Regulation
Report:A8-0360/2015
Rapporteur: Burkhard Balz
ECON
 
External factors that represent hurdles to European female entrepreneurship
Report:A8-0369/2015
Rapporteur: Barbara Matera
FEMM
 
Skills policies for fighting youth unemployment
Report:A8-0366/2015
Rapporteur: Marek Plura
EMPL
 
Towards a Digital Single Market Act
Report:A8-0371/2015
Rapporteur: Kaja Kallas
Rapporteur: Evelyne Gebhardt
ITRE IMCO
 
 
19-01-2016 -
15:00 - 23:00
Debates
 
 
Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 17 and 18 December 2015
 
Situation in Poland
 
Colombian peace process
 
Situation in Syria
 
Situation in Saudi Arabia and in Iran
 
Presumption of innocence and right to be present at trial in criminal proceedings
Report:A8-0133/2015 ***I
Rapporteur: Nathalie Griesbeck
LIBE
 
Joint debate - Internal market harmonization
Personal protective equipment
Report:A8-0148/2015 ***I
Rapporteur: Vicky Ford
IMCO
Appliances burning gaseous fuels
Report:A8-0147/2015 ***I
Rapporteur: Catherine Stihler
IMCO
Cableway installations
Report:A8-0063/2015 ***I
Rapporteur: Antonio López-Istúriz White
IMCO
 
 
 
20-01-2016 -
09:00 - 12:20
Debates
 
 
Programme of activities of the Dutch Presidency
 
 
20-01-2016 -
12:30 - 14:30
VOTES followed by explanations of votes
 
 
Automated data exchange with regard to vehicle registration data (VRD) in Latvia
Report:A8-0370/2015 *
Rapporteur: Claude Moraes
LIBE
 
Presumption of innocence and right to be present at trial in criminal proceedings
Report:A8-0133/2015 ***I
Rapporteur: Nathalie Griesbeck
LIBE
 
Personal protective equipment
Report:A8-0148/2015 ***I
Rapporteur: Vicky Ford
IMCO
 
Appliances burning gaseous fuels
Report:A8-0147/2015 ***I
Rapporteur: Catherine Stihler
IMCO
 
Cableway installations
Report:A8-0063/2015 ***I
Rapporteur: Antonio López-Istúriz White
IMCO
 
Objection to delegated act on a scheme of generalised tariff preferences
 
Objection to delegated act on the specific compositional and information requirements for processed cereal-based food and baby food
 
Colombian peace process
 
 
20-01-2016 -
15:00 - 00:00
Debates
 
 
COP 21
 
Humanitarian situation in Yemen
 
Situation in the South East of Turkey
 
Association Agreements / Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
 
EU-Kosovo Stabilisation and Association Agreement
Report:A8-0372/2015 ***
Rapporteur: Ulrike Lunacek
AFET
 
Systematic mass murder of religious minorities by ISIS
 
Mutual defence clause (Article 42(7) TEU)
 
EU priorities for the UNHRC sessions in 2016
 
 
 
21-01-2016 -
08:30 - 11:50
Debates
 
 
Increased terrorism threat
 
Opening of FTA negotiations with Australia and New Zealand
Report:O-000154/2015 European Commission INTA
 
Activities of the Committee on Petitions 2014
Report:A8-0361/2015
Rapporteur: Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg
PETI
 
 
21-01-2016 -
12:00 - 14:00
VOTES followed by explanations of votes
 
 
EU-Kosovo Stabilisation and Association Agreement
Report:A8-0372/2015 ***
Rapporteur: Ulrike Lunacek
AFET
 
Appointment of the members of the Committee of Inquiry on emission measurements in the automotive sector
 
Association Agreements / Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
 
Mutual defence clause (Article 42(7) TEU)
 
EU priorities for the UNHRC sessions in 2016
 
Activities of the Committee on Petitions 2014
Report:A8-0361/2015
Rapporteur: Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg
PETI
 
 
21-01-2016 -
15:00 - 16:00
Debates
 
 
Debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (Rule 135)
EU citizens under detention in India, notably Italian, Estonian and UK citizens
Ethiopia
North Korea
 
 
21-01-2016 -
16:00 - 17:00
VOTES (at the end of the preceding debates)
 
 
Motions for resolutions concerning debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (Rule 135)
 
 
 
Proposed report during the session
 
 
REPORT on Towards a Digital Single Market Act
Reference: A8-0371/2015

Date:
21-12-2015
Evelyne Gebhardt
Kaja Kallas
IMCO ITRE