Economic inactivity among the young remains high

The proportion of young people not in employment, education or training has fallen, but remains extremely high in those Member States that have suffered the most protracted economic problems.

It is essential both to prevent social exclusion and to ensure Europe’s long-term competitiveness that a higher share of young people remain in either education, training or employment. Embedded (“dual”) learning should be part of school curricula, also in other areas beyond vocational education and training.

Source: OECD