There is a trend of high unemployment rates for youth and disadvantaged minorities in Europe & Central Asia. Women tend to have lower access to labor markets and decent jobs. Youth with less education have more trouble finding a job, but even youth with high levels of education have trouble. We call on our leaders and our fellow youth to:
- Improve the communication between educational institutions and employers;
- Establish a systematic way of reviewing curricula at basic and higher education levels in relation to the current labor market;
- Integrate courses about entrepreneurship in education systems;
- Include relevant practicums and work experience in education programmes through voluntary work and recognize such programmes as part of work experience in the labor market;
- Establish national and regional entrepreneurship networks to create more opportunities for youth to develop entrepreneurial skills by providing financial support and guidance.