Youth Goals: #7 Quality Employment for All

This is the eighth article out of 12 about the European Youth Goals, written by Citizens of Europe editorial staff.

What are the Youth Goals?

The Youth Goals are 11 purposes that young Europeans consider as political priorities in nowaday European Union.

These goals were developed during a meeting cycle between young Europeans and decision makers: the “EU Youth Dialogue – Youth in Europe: What’s next?” , that took place between 2017/2018.

After those meetings the Council of European Union decides to give more space to the issues that affect young people in its political agendaby creating new and different paths for supporting them to improve their skills.

The EU Youth Dialogue – Youth in Europe: What’s next? is a dialogue mechanism and it was an essential part of the EU Youth Strategy 2019- 2027. The main purpose of this strategy is to create a more democratic and equal society thought by and for young people.

Quality Employment for All

Europeand Union needs to take measures in order to ensure quality employment for all. Many young Europeans are suffering because of high youth unemployment, precarious and exploitative working conditions as well as discrimination in the labour market and the workplace.

Moreover the lack of available information and suitable skills for future employment are a limit for whom wants to be fully integrated in the labour market.

For this reason is necessary that European Institutions ensure equal access to quality information and to all mechanisms young people need to be prepare for the changing labour market and future of work.


  • Create quality jobs which guarantee fair working conditions and working rights.

  • Safeguard social protection and healthcare for young workers.

  • Ensure fair treatment and equal opportunities in order to end discrimination in the labour market.

  • Ensure equal opportunities for all young people to develop the necessary skills and gain practical experience in order to smoothen the transition from education to the labour market.

  • Guarantee the recognition and validation of competencies acquired through internships, apprenticeships and other forms of work-based learning, as well as volunteering and non-formal education.