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Youth: Government Resources: Library Guide: European Union

A guide to sources of government and international governmental organisations on youth issues.


Legal Basis

'Since 1993, the Treaty establishing the European Community includes a legal basis on youth. Since the Treaty of Lisbon the legal basis for youth policy is the new and extended article 165 TFUE [Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union] which, foresees that the EU action shall be aimed at […] "encouraging the development of youth exchanges and of exchanges of socio-educational instructors, and encouraging the participation of young people in democratic life in Europe".'

European Youth Pact


The EU Youth Employment Initiative :   investing in young people.    Luxembourg :   Publications Office of the European Union,   2016. Shelf no. G 4 E.EMPL.16.EUYO

First results of the Youth Employment Initiative : a Final Report to DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission (June 2016)

Special feature. Youth guarantee : realising its full potential. Social agenda, no. 46 (12/2016), pages 14-23 & 26. G 4 K.SOCI