MEPs will debate EU member states’ progress to date in implementing the European Youth Initiative with Council and Commission representatives on Wednesday morning.
The €6 billion European Youth Initiative, launched in January 2014, aims to help member states to improve national policies to combat youth unemployment in regions where it exceeds 25%. MEPs criticised national governments’ slowness to put it into effect and, in a resolution voted on 17 July, called for stronger measures, including common minimum standards for apprenticeships and decent wages.
Procedure: Council and Commission statements (without resolution)
Debate: Wednesday, 17 September