UBC Antenna in Brussels prepared an overview of the latest EU Policy Monitor on the topic School to Work.
A school-to-work policy could cushion and reduce the current mismatch between business and young graduates. Especially after the outset of COVID-19, there is an urgent need to act and reduce youth unemployment by providing further practical education. The goal is that students participate in internships, apprenticeships, or traineeships to gain insight experience in enterprises to increase their knowledge and skills to more easily integrate the market labour.
In the upcoming seven years, the NextGenerationEU (NGEU) multi-annual financial framework (MFF) of 2021-2027 offers a total of €2.018 trillion. They will assist cities, citizens and businesses in recovering from the COVID pandemic and in their growth, for the benefit of the European Union. Cities are given the furthest opportunity to participate in future EU funding programs that could support further work on this topic.
Read more in the attached document.