Extra €500 million to fight youth unemployment  

During last week’s vote in the Budgets Committee, MEPs called on the Commission and Member States to ensure that the whole additional €500 million is fully allocated by the end of 2017.


The Youth Employment Initiative was launched in 2013 to support young people who are not in education, employment or training, aged below 25 and living in regions where youth unemployment was higher than 25% in 2012.

According to the European Commission, since 2013 the YEI has provided direct support to over 1.4 million young people.

Related country-by-country information can be downloaded here. A report on the first results of the YEI was published in October 2016.

Procedure:  Budgetary


Vote:  Wednesday, 13 September


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