Youth Guarantee

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Youth Guarantee in Finland

Tuija Oivo Director General Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Finland

Youth unemployment in Finland in 2011

Unemployment rate is decreasing, however, it was 20.1 % Number of registered young job seekers was 30 000 on the average Youth unemployment is short-term: 16.4 % of the unemployment spells of young job seekers were longer than three months However, 110 000 young people between 20-29 have completed only basic education 40 000 young people are neither employed, nor in education, training or in activation measures (NEETs)

Ministry of Employment and the Economy Ministry of Education and Culture Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Activation rate among young job seekers is 37 % (all age groups 31 %)

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Youth Guarantee in Finland, 2013 Target groups and the goals

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Each person under 25 and recently graduated under 30 will be offered a job, on the-job training, a study place, or a period in a workshop or rehabilitation within three months of becoming unemployed.

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Education guarantee: each comprehensive school graduate will be guaranteed a place in further education, workshop activity, rehabilitation or otherwise.

Ministry of Employment and the Economy Ministry of Education and Culture Ministry of Social Affairs and Health www.nuorisotakuu.fi

Government’s (4 framework budget decision for 2013-2016 th April 2012)

Youth

Guarantee:

EUR 60 million annually • Temporary

“Skill programme” for young adults:

EUR 27 million in 2013, EUR 52 million every year in 2014-16 3

Youth Guarantee in Finland, 2013

More training Opportunities

• More study places in vocational education • Regional re-distribution of the study places according to the changes in the age groups • Changes of the acceptance criteria for vocational education and training • Higher training compensation (800 € per month) for employers for apprenticeships • Temporary “Skill programme” for young adults in 2013–2016: additional places will be targeted for those 20-29 year olds who have performed only comprehensive shcool Ministry of Employment and the Economy Ministry of Education and Culture Ministry of Social Affairs and Health www.nuorisotakuu.fi

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Youth Guarantee in Finland, 2013

Additional resources for young job seekers in the PES (Public employment services)

• More career counselling opportunities in the employment offices • Permanent establishment of the so called Chance card (wage subsidy card): • lowering the employers’ threshold for hiring young people • supporting active job seeking • More training and language courses and counselling for young immigrants

Local youth work networks

Ministry of Employment and the Economy Ministry of Education and Culture Ministry of Social Affairs and Health • Municipal responsibility will be increased in counselling comprehensive school graduates • Outreach youth work will be widened to the whole country • Youth workshops will be widened to the whole country www.nuorisotakuu.fi

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Youth Guarantee in Finland, 2013

Ministries: employment, education, social and health Municipalities, education institutions, other service providers

Comprehensive model

Enterprises and other employers Third sector Social partners Ministry of Employment and the Economy Ministry of Education and Culture Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Youth organisations, student organisations www.nuorisotakuu.fi

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