EU: Initiatives for youth employment in the construction industry

The crisis which has hit the EU since 2008 has had and is still having a significant impact on the levels of unemployment of most of the Member States and is particularly affecting young people : one in five under 25 years old who is looking for work cannot find a job. 7.5 million young people between 15 and 24 are neither working, nor in education or training.

The specific objective of the project was therefore to develop a joint FIEC-EFBWW website, in order to present national best practices concerning tools and initiatives in favor of youth employment and for improving their working conditions in the construction industry.

This website is the result of a project undertaken by FIEC (European Construction Industry Federation) and the EFBWW (the European Federation of Building and Wood Workers), the EU sectoral social partners for the construction industry, with the financial support of the European Commission (DG EMPL).