European Youth Forum commits to advocate for a youth-inclusive future of work in Europe

The European Youth Forum, a platform representing over 100 youth organizations and advocating for the rights of young people in Europe, has made a commitment to the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth. The commitment focuses on advocating for the creation of a youth-inclusive labour market by developing policy-makers, youth organizations, and young people’s understanding of the impacts of the future of work for Europe’s youth and how to respond to them. Through this initiative, the Youth Forum aims to ensure all young people can enjoy their social and economic rights.

The advocacy initiative, led by the Youth Forum, will advocate for quality job creation for young people in the context of the changing world of work, touching upon issues such as skills for the future of work, just transition and youth-led enterprises like cooperatives. Expected achievements from this commitment include:

  • Report: developing and launching a report on the future of work, which identifies the key challenges and opportunities for young people in Europe;

  • Policy recommendations: Developing concrete recommendations to address the challenges outlined in the report, in consultation with its Member Organizations;

  • Campaign: Launching a campaign based on the report and the policy recommendations that aims to challenge myths about the future of work and promote a more holistic approach.

The Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Decent Jobs for Youth was launched in 2016 as a UN system-wide effort, focusing on the youth employment challenge that is central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It has now become a global, multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together governments, social partners, the private sector, youth and civil society organizations, and other key stakeholders in an effort to scale up action and impact on youth employment. They work together to share knowledge, leverage resources and take action at country and regional level, with current commitments aimed at supporting more than 18 million young people in accessing decent work and productive employment worldwide.

The commitment by European Youth Forum will contribute to action around green jobs for youth, digital skills for youth, and youth entrepreneurship and self-employment.

For more information about the commitment, please contact:



  • European Youth Forum


Published Date

07 March 2019