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European Council: New Skills Agenda, Youth Guarantee and European Solidarity Corps

European Heads of State met in Brussels on 15 December for a final formal meeting in 2016. The main topics on the table were migration, security and external relations. However, with the recent launch of the European Solidarity Corps (7 December), education was briefly dealt with through the prism of economy, social development and youth. “The European Council calls for the continuation of the Youth Guarantee and welcomes the increased support for the Youth Employment Initiative. It also calls for work to be taken forward on the recent Commission initiatives dedicated to youth, including those on mobility, education, skills development.”