A pact for youth employment to realize the commitment of the Government and the social partners and achieve, by 2030, a sharp reduction in the percentage of young people between 15 and 29 who do not study and do not work (NEET), who at the end of 2020 it reached 23.3%. A pact in line with the objectives set by the action plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights which has defined as a target a total of less than 9%. This is the proposal that emerged during the national event of the ASviS Festival (The Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development) “A pact for youth employment”, in which the institutions and trade unions discussed this central issue for the future. of the country.
The event, in addition to the president of the Alliance Pierluigi Stefanini, was attended, among others, by the Minister of Labor and Social Policies Andrea Orlando and the president of the National Council of Young People Maria Cristina Pisani. “We have a duty to guarantee future generations the same opportunities that we have benefited from” commented Pierluigi Stefanini.
“We gladly accept the ASviS invitation to define a Pact for Youth Employment as a tool to systematize measures with a generational impact and promote an integrated approach to the strategy for young people and the development of youth policies” says Maria Cristina Pisani, president of the National Youth Council. The CNG asks to integrate the Pact with some fundamental measures: the contrast of the phenomenon of unpaid internships in line with the resolution of the European Parliament COM (2020) 276, the realization of a reform, shared with the social partners, of the vocational apprenticeship simplifying the numerous bureaucratic burdens in force, the allocation of incentives for youth self-employment and finally the reform of public employment services, raising the skill levels of operators and hiring specialists.