A Nordic helping hand to marginalised youths
A large group of youths are not in education, employment or training - so-called NEETs. There is increased focus across Europe on ways to prevent this group of young people from permanently falling outside of the labour market. The Nordic countries have good experiences with finding, motivating and preparing these youths for work, and many of these experiences were discussed at a Copenhagen conference on fighting youth unemployment on 25 March 2015. In this month’s Focus we look at how successful the Nordic measures have been.
“Getting started has been fantastic, and I am very happy to get the education I’m about to get,” says Simon Bondorff Rasmussen.
He is part of the Danish state-run project ‘Brobygning til Uddannelse’ (building a bridge to education)