Ungdomsgaranti: EU politik og dansk praksis

Palle Rasmussen, Tilde Mette Juul

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The EU Youth Guarantee was established in 2014. Through the Youth Guarantee, EU member states commit themselves to all young people under the age of 25 receiving a qualified offer of employment, further education, apprenticeship or internship within four months of losing a job or completing an education. As part of the implementation of the scheme, the EU provides financial support for initiatives in those countries where youth unemployment is over 25 per cent. Denmark does not receive this support because Danish youth unemployment is relatively low. However, Denmark receives funding from the European Social Fund, which also contributes to the fulfillment of the youth guarantee.
The first part of the book discusses how to understand and analyze policy and governance at EU level. The second part deals with the youth guarantee as part of the EU's education policy programs, the relationship with Danish education and employment policy for young people and the administrative implementation of the youth guarantee in Denmark. The third part of the book analyzes two Danish projects that are part of the youth guarantee and have received support from the European Social Fund.
In Denmark, the EU is often perceived on one hand as a political power game in and around Brussels, on the other hand as a money tank for extra funds for projects. Denmark has not received support from the special youth guarantee funds, and perhaps that is why the youth guarantee has not attracted much attention. But the Youth Guarantee can be seen as an opportunity to involve young citizens in learning processes that contribute to a politically committed European community.
Original languageDanish
PublisherAalborg Universitetsforlag
Number of pages103
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-7210-710-3
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Education Policy
  • European education policy
  • Youth unemployment
  • European Social Fund
  • Youth project
  • Policy analysis

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