Tuesday 09 August 2011
This month, with the European Parliament in summer recess, Europe & You records a special studio edition looking at youth unemployment.
In the UK, the total unemployment rate was 7.7% from March to May 2011, but it was much higher at nearly 20% for those aged 16-24.
With average youth unemployment at 20.4% across the EU as a whole, it seems getting under-25s into work is a problem also facing many of our European neighbours.
So why do 16-24 year olds in Britain and across the EU find it harder to get a job compared to older workers and what are countries with low youth unemployment rates such as Holland, Germany and Austria doing to bring these rates down?
Quadrant journalists Andrea Mott and Georg von Harrach are joined by Lloyd Russell-Moyle from the European Youth Forum and Liz Lynne, Liberal Democrat MEP and Vice-President of the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee.
Watch the full discussion here www.europeandyou.com