LEED Programme (Local Economic and Employment Development)

Project: Local strategies for youth employment

 

The project is conducted in collaboration with the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (ELS) and the Directorate for Education (EDU) and is a key output within the OECD SKILLS STRATEGY 

Endorsing the OECD’s Action Plan for Youth at the OECD’s annual Ministerial Meeting in Paris in May 2013, ministers underlined the need to focus attention on the most disadvantaged youth. Ensuring employment success for young people is a policy issue of particular relevance locally. Barriers preventing young people from successful transition into employment are often multifaceted in nature and responses need to come from a wide array of policy areas.  It is at the local level that government policies can be integrated and combined with place-based initiatives to provide multidimensional responses to complex problems.

 

 

LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION OF YOUTH GUARANTEE: HOW TO MAKE IT WORK?  

Timely support for young unemployed is essential for a smooth transition into the labour market.   The first youth guarantees (measures that reduce the time a young person spends not in employment, education or training) were introduced by the Nordic European countries in 1980s and 1990s.  Similar programmes to reduce the inactivity period of youth have been put in place more recently in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Poland, and more European countries will be introducing similar measures following Youth Guarantee Recommendation agreed by the EU's Council of Employment and Social Affairs Ministers in February 2013.


In 2013 and 2014, following up on its earlier work on Local Youth Employment Strategies, the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development Programme is undertaking a review of the implementation of youth guarantee in 8 European countries to identify key conditions and success factors and provide a set of practical policy recommendations relevant to national and local policy makers and practitioners.   The final report will be presented at the 10th Annual meeting of the OECD Forum on Partnerships and Local Development in Stockholm on 24-25 April 2014.

 

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Local Implementation of Youth Guarantees: Emerging Lessons from European Experiences looks at measures akin to the European vision of the Youth Guarantee that have been used in seven countries: Belgium (Flanders), Denmark, Germany, Finland, Norway, Poland and Sweden, and seeks to understand the involvement of the local level in their implementation. In each of those countries, two contrasting localities (a remote area versus a large conurbation) were selected to conduct qualitative research. Based on the premise that the key actor in delivering youth guarantees is the Public Employment Service (PES), data was collected through interviews with national and local PES staff to compare and contrast actual experience and outcomes for beneficiaries. Attention was paid to the framework conditions (both national and local) under which youth guarantees can be effective and to the reasons why certain local areas perform better than others

Local Youth Employment Strategies: Ireland examines the policy delivery frameworks and the capacity of local actors to put in place integrated policy responses to tackle youth unemployment. In Ireland, the Dublin and South East regions were taken as case studies to look at the range of institutions and bodies involved in youth employment.

Local Strategies for Youth Employment: Learning from Practice presents an assessment and lessons on successful local approaches to support youth into employment, education or training from a series of case studies undertaken in 2011 and 2012 in OECD member and non-member countries. See also  local case studies in the OECD database of skills strategies.

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The work is based on the support of the European Commission, the UK Commission on Employment and Skills and Voluntary Contributions of each participant country.

 

Contact

For further information about the project please contact the Anna Rubin.

 

 

 

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  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
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