The Youth Guarantee Recommendation was adopted in April 2013 and is part of the Youth Employment Package; it is aimed at contributing to reduce critical levels of youth unemployment in Europe by making sure young people under 25 cannot stay more than four months after finishing education or becoming unemployed without being proposed a job, an internship, a training, etc. Member States have been asked to submit national Youth Guarantee implementation plans; 19 plans have already been submitted. The majority of the implementation plans do not touch on the topic of validation of non-formal and informal learning at all. EUCIS-LLL would like to stress that there should be a strong link between validation and youth employment initiatives in line with the numerous actions undertaken by the Platform in the field of validation.
- EUCIS-LLL press release (22 April 2014)