Youth Guarantee

Report
Youth Guarantee in Finland
Tuija Oivo
Director General
Ministry of Employment and the Economy,
Finland
Youth unemployment in Finland
in 2011
Unemployment rate is
decreasing, however,
it was 20.1 %
Number of registered
young job seekers was
30 000 on the average
Youth unemployment is
short-term: 16.4 % of the
unemployment spells of
young job seekers were
longer than three months
However, 110 000 young
people between 20-29
have completed only basic
education
40 000 young people are
neither employed, nor in
education, training or in
activation measures
(NEETs)
Activation rate among
young job seekers is 37 %
(all age groups 31 %)
Ministry of Employment and the Economy
Ministry of Education and Culture
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
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Youth Guarantee in Finland, 2013
Target
groups
and the
goals
1.
2.
Ministry of Employment and the Economy
Ministry of Education and Culture
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Each person under 25 and
recently graduated under
30 will be offered a job, onthe-job training, a study
place, or a period in a
workshop or rehabilitation
within three months of
becoming unemployed.
Education guarantee: each
comprehensive school
graduate will be guaranteed
a place in further education,
workshop activity,
rehabilitation or otherwise.
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Government’s
framework
budget decision
for 2013-2016
(4th April 2012)
• Youth
Guarantee:
EUR 60
million
annually
• Temporary
“Skill
programme”
for young
adults:
EUR 27
million in
2013, EUR
52 million
every year in
2014-16
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Youth Guarantee in Finland, 2013
More training
Opportunities
• More study places in vocational education
• Regional re-distribution of the study places
according to the changes in the age groups
• Changes of the acceptance criteria for
vocational education and training
• Higher training compensation (800 € per
month) for employers for apprenticeships
• Temporary “Skill programme” for young
adults in 2013–2016: additional places will
be targeted for those 20-29 year olds who
have performed only comprehensive
shcool
Ministry of Employment and the Economy
Ministry of Education and Culture
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
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Youth Guarantee in Finland, 2013
Additional resources for young job seekers in the PES
(Public employment services)
• More career counselling opportunities in the
employment offices
• Permanent establishment of the so called Chance
card (wage subsidy card):
• lowering the employers’ threshold for hiring young people
• supporting active job seeking
• More training and language courses and counselling
for young immigrants
Local youth work networks
Ministry of Employment and the Economy
Ministry of Education and Culture
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
• Municipal responsibility will be increased in
counselling comprehensive school graduates
• Outreach youth work will be widened to the whole
country
• Youth workshops will be widened to the whole
country
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Youth Guarantee in Finland, 2013
Ministries:
employment,
education,
social and
health
Municipalities,
education
institutions,
other service
providers
Enterprises
and other
employers
Comprehensive
model
Third sector
Ministry of Employment and the Economy
Ministry of Education and Culture
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Social partners
Youth
organisations,
student
organisations
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