The European Commission’s annual Education and Training Monitor finds that Member States have made further progress to improve their education and training systems.
Within the scope of the Council Conclusions on the contribution of sport to the EU economy adopted in November 2013, the European Commission has conducted a study on the contribution of sport to the employability of young people in the context of the Europe 2020 Strategy. It has been conducted by a consortium led by Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and composed of Vrije Universiteit Brussel , Streetfootballworld, ENGSO Youth and VDAB und the final report has been published this week.
Youth unemployment is a major challenge of the EU. In 2014, the youth unemployment rate has been as high as 21,4% as young people have been particularly effected by the economic crisis. Based on 10 cases studies from 8 EU member states, 85 in-depth interviews in 4 different languages, the consortium identified the key components, mechanisms, relationships and a presumed sequence of causes and effects.