Commission: Gifts of €6 billion and free trainees to ‘help’ poor employers

This newspaper feels fully vindicated after yesterday’s announcement issued by the European Commission, stating that the EU’s executive arm is proposing a Council recommendation which will institutionalise a Quality Framework for Traineeships. This was a badly needed decision in view of the upcoming application of the widely advertised €6 billion Youth Guarantee scheme, which promises […]

The European Youth Forum needs better signal for its “call” for Quality Internships

It was Thursday 14 November, just one day after the European Employment Forum, and the European Sting received the invitation to attend an event with the title “Internships: a call for quality” at the European Parliament, co-organized by the European Youth Forum and YouthIntergroup. Given the Sting’s significant interest and sensitivity to youth and particularly […]

Does the Commission subsidise a forced labour scheme in Britain?

The British Supreme Court in London upheld yesterday a Court of Appeal decision that the government’s heavily advertised ‘model’ programme, “back to work”, designed to ‘help’ the unemployed to find a job, or training or apprenticeship, is illegal and therefore has to be stopped or substantially changed. The scheme requires that the young unemployed should […]