#18 - Not in education nor employment: What's the problem?

The share of young people not in education, training nor in employment, or so called NEETs, is around 10% in the EU, with the highest rates in Italy, Greece and Spain, and the lowest rates in the Nordic countries. In the EU Neighbourhood, the share of NEETs varies between 20% and 35%.

What does having too many NEETs actually mean for the economy and society?

What are the reasons behind the decision to stay away from education and employment? How often is it a voluntary decision?

Is there a formula that public authorities could use to increase participation of youth into the education and labour markets?

Listen to our in-depth discussion with Ummuhan Bardak, ETF expert, in the 18th episode of Skills Factory.

Host: Maria Lvova Zolotarevskaya