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EU Affairs Committee adopts report on youth guarantee

18 June, 2013 - by Kathryn Reilly


Sinn Féin EU affairs spokesperson Senator Kathryn Reilly has today welcomed the decision of the European Affairs Committee to adopt a report on the need for a Youth Guarantee to help address the youth unemployment crisis.

The Joint Oireachtas Committee report for which Senator Reilly was rapporteur will be launched in the coming weeks.

Senator Reilly said:

“Today the European Affairs Committee discussed a report on youth unemployment and the need for a Youth Guarantee, for which I was rapporteur.

“Central to the report is the need for a high quality and fully funded guarantee of employment, training, education or apprentice within four months of becoming unemployed.

“The report received a positive response from all political parties and was adopted with a number of constructive amendments from committee.

“The full report will be launched by the committee on Wednesday 3 July.

“There are 53,800 under 25s officially unemployed and many more disengaged from employment services. Despite the scale of the crisis the government has been slow to respond to the youth unemployment crisis.

“Today’s cross party call for a youth guarantee to be implemented as a matter of urgency is to be welcomed.”

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