Raising youth unemployment rates have set off alarms across a number of EU member states. The average unemployment rate of youth in the EU has reached 23% and in some member states close to 60% of all young people looking for a job can’t find one. Newspapers across the continent are speaking of the lost generation.
What measures have been taken at national and EU level to tackle the roots and alleviate the symptoms of that major challenge? To discuss concrete policies and propose innovative solutions to this issue, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in collaboration with the ALDE Party invited European stakeholders and policy makers to an informal debate.