Towards Higher Employability of Youth, European Approach (THEY.EA) is a project supported by the Erasmus+ programme and combating youth unemployment in the European Union.
- More than 5 million young people aged 15-24 (21.9%) are unemployed in the EU today. This means that more than one in five young Europeans on the labour market cannot find a job. In Greece and Spain, it is even one in two.
- Young people have been disproportionately hit by the crisis. Over the last four years, the overall employment rates for young people fell three times as much as for adults.
- The unleashed potential of job mobility to help tackle youth unemployment remains to be further developed: the workforce in employment in the EU is around 217.7 million persons of which only 7.5 million (3.1%) are working in another Member State. EU surveys show that young people are the group most likely to be mobile.
THEY.EA wants to combat the youth unemployment in the EU through raising awareness about the European programmes and tools that can help the young people to find a job and to integrate to the labour market. The project is co-funded by the ERASMUS+ programme under the Grant Agreement Nr 2014-2-CZ01-KA205. The grant was awarded by the Czech National Agency – Dům zahraniční spolupráce.