by Lucia Gorgon

In Europe, there are about 5.5 million young adults who are called ‘ninis– teens who do not work or go to school, making up 14.3 % of the European population. Right now, the government is dedicating many recourses to aid these unemployed teens, specifically to the ‘ninis.’ The question now is whether or not it is genuinely helping the young adults go into the working world or hindering them?

What is the  “Youth Employment PartnerSHIP” Project?

A new program, “Youth Employment PartnerSHIP” launched in January an implementation evaluating the reach of the program in the workforce. In Europe, more than a million young adults between the ages of 18 to 24 are ‘ninis.’ Recent evidence proves that post-graduates and adolescents have difficulty finding long-term jobs and are paid low wages. There have been multiple initiations to help guide and support in the job world. Primarily introducing  European Commission in 2013 in the Youth Guarantee System and was approved in 2014. It can guarantee a better access to the job market and one can potentially receive a job offer, education or an internship post-graduation.

The World Bank, Norwegian School of Economics and Paris School of Economics will assist as experts and help translate the results and cater to the needs of the young adults in the European labor market. The project is possible to due to a grant of 1.8 millions of euros from Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway through EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. It will take place until September of 2021 and will is directed by the Institute of Structural Investigation in Poland.