Youth unemployment is a problem in all EU countries, and many studies have shown that those who are persistently unable to find work early in their careers have poorer employment prospects and lower wages later on. The EU's Youth Guarantee programme was launched to help tackle this problem - but it can only be truly effective if it reaches and motivates the young people most in need.
In the summer of 2020, the Budapest Institute organised workshops in 30 local districts of the Public Employment Services in Hungary. The workshops aimed to facilitate the meeting of local experts foster their cooperation in reaching out to NEETs and promote the Youth Guarantee Programme. On 2nd June 2022, Ágota Scharle and Márton Csillag shared the lessons from this pilot program with 105 participants (primarily county and district-level implementers of the YG Programme of the PES), with interventions by trainers who organised and delivered the district workshops. Read more