The Youth Employment Initiative was launched to provide extra support to young people aged below 25 and living in regions where youth unemployment was higher than 25% in 2012.
It will particularly support young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEETs), including long-term unemployed youngsters or those not registered as job-seekers.
This will ensure that in parts of Europe where the challenges are most acute, young persons can receive targeted support.
The Youth Employment Initiative typically supports the provision of apprenticeships, traineeships, job placements and further education leading to a qualification.
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