Guaranteeing employment or training options for NEETs in Latvia (Investing in Youth: Latvia)

The system of social and employment support has been put under extreme pressure during the recession with an unprecedented rise of youth unemployment. Several recent reforms aim at improving the efficiency of interventions and substantially extend participation among young inactive and unemployed, with a focus on skills. Implementing an effective youth guarantee when unemployment is high is challenging, considering that activation used to be weak in Latvia. This chapter sets out a number of recommendations for this strategy to succeed.
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