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Policies & NEETs

This section has a twofold perspective. It looks at existing policies affecting NEETs and if and how they would need changing to favour the integration of NEETs in the labour market. It also tries to come up with suggestion for new policies and initiative that would be supportive to NEETs.

Thinking Space Paper No.33: Active policies targeting NEETs in Italy

This Thinking Space paper offers a brief review of two policies currently active in Italy, which have been trying to tackle the problem of youth unemployment from different angles. The first policy discussed refers to Italy’s implementation of the Youth Guarantee. The second policy explored is called Resto al Sud (“I stay in the South”). It is an incentive scheme that
targets explicitly unemployed young people in job depressed regions in the South of the country.

Thinking Space Paper No.34: Italy’s citizens’income scheme

This Thinking Space paper reviews the so-called Reddito di Cittadinanza; a fairly new reform rolled out in Italy in March 2019, which consists of a poor minimum income scheme conditional to work. While the most critical objective of this intervention is lifting people out of poverty through financial benefits, the fact that the scheme includes an employment
insertion path for those who can work could have significant consequences on the Italian labor market.

Thinking Space No.35: Structure of NEETs in Poland

The development of opportunities for young people and their integration into the labour market is fundamental for a thriving society in current times. Young people who are neither in employment, education or training (NEETs) have a high cost for any economy and in Poland, the economic loss due to the disengagement of young people is estimated to be above 2% (Mascherini et al. 2012).

Thinking Space Paper No.36 – Selected local interventions for NEETs in Poland

There are different pathways for interventions in the work with NEETs. Research shows the need for comprehensive action but also the space for a certain division of labour. Within this thinking paper, three projects in Poland will be described which can help to illustrate the range of projects and approaches.

Project Conference Results No2: TbPM and ToC

The #YoungEntrepreneursSucceed project uses different tools, impact assessment and approaches to further increase the impact among the beneficiaries and guarantee quality standards of the project. At the project conference on 5 March 2020 in Syracuse, the Trust-based Partnership Model
and the project´s Theory of Change were presented and discussed by panel participants.