ILO youth mapping report, a detailed review of the situation and the reasons why young people are not part of the labor market
31 March 2022
The International Labor Organization (ILO) prepared a Report on the mapping of young people who are not employed and are not part of the education or training systems, i.e. NEETs, in order to provide support in the preparation of the new “Plan for the implementation of the guarantee for youth” for the period from 2023 to 2026. The mapping enables a detailed overview of the situation of these persons, the reasons why they are not part of the labor market or the education and training systems, as well as the measures that should be taken for the effective implementation of the Youth Guarantee.
Part of the recommendations listed in this report, which should improve the performance of the Youth Guarantee, refer to the need for continuous mapping and early intervention by strengthening the opportunities for improving the skills of young people. Investing in all regions of the country to facilitate the access of people with illness or disability to the labor market and adapting measures aimed at reducing the gender gap in access to the labor market is extremely important. Special emphasis in the report is placed on the main characteristics of young people who are not employed and are not part of the education and training system, as well as the key factors due to which young people can become part of this group. Also, in partnership with civil society organizations, it is necessary to further increase the capacities of field workers, strong intersectoral cooperation, legal harmonization, as well as greater digitization of public services for their easier accessibility to young people.