Briefing 
 

Urgent call on member states to top up European Youth Guarantee 

MEPs want the EU to set more money aside to offer young people training or a job, in times of soaring youth unemployment.

In a debate on Monday evening, MEPs will quiz Council and Commission on how the implementation of the Youth Guarantee is going so far in member states; some might insist that the scheme must become obligatory in order for it to work.


Parliament will call, again, for a legal framework to ban unpaid internships, traineeships and apprenticeships in the EU.


In a resolution to be put to the vote on Thursday, MEPs will demand that member states mobilise more money for the Youth Guarantee for the period 2021-2027, by means of an increased ESF+, in line with earlier calls made by the European Parliament.


Background

According to Eurostat figures, the youth unemployment rate stood at 17% in the EU in July 2020, up from 14.9 % before the COVID-19 crisis, and is expected to continue to rise sharply.


Procedure: Questions for oral answers, non-legislative resolution

Debate: Monday, 5 October

Vote: Thursday, 8 October