Network for Youth Unemployment (NETYU)

In May 2020, 2 million 815 thousand individuals (under 25 years old) in the EU were reported to be unemployed. In May 2020, unemployment raised from 15.4% to 15.7% across the EU. Compared to April 2020, it is found that youth unemployment increased by 64.000 individuals. (Eurostat) According to ILO (International Labour Organization) data, the youth unemployment in Belgium in 2020 was 16.31%. When it is considered that the numbers will continue to increase during the COVID-19 pandemic, the data indicates that almost 1 in all 5 youth in our country is unemployed.

Youth unemployment which has always been the most current problem in Europe and Belgium was primarily affected at the global level with the reflections of the global COVID-19 crisis. All segments of the society including the public sector, private sector, and civil society was impacted by this process and youth unemployment tends to increase as given in the analysis above.

Our project aims to establish a youth employment network throughout the EU in order to contribute to this cooperation. The project will be established with " Network For Youth unemployment

- NETYU" ;

-It will bring together institutions working on youth employment from the EU and candidate countries (12 different institutions)

- It will allow institutions and young people to make a concrete contribution to the processes of policy-making, strategizing and determining their needs for youth employment

- It will offer short and long term mobility, internship, training programs, transnational online and offline capacity/skill development programs, online and offline forums for young people and institutions within the scope of EU opportunities

- It will provide institutions and young people with the opportunity to reach networking and decision-makers.