Active employment policies represent an essential vector of social cohesion, as they contribute to reducing disparities related to inequality by increasing employment opportunities for the most vulnerable persons and groups. The current socio-economic situation of Latin America is favourable for addressing certain structural problems, such as youth unemployment, job insecurity and low salaries.
With a horizon of youth employment, EUROsociAL is supporting two key themes in government agendas which involve the integration of employment policies and educational policies:
- On the one hand, the provision of new models and tools for more efficient management of active employment policies, in general, and of the systems of employment services in particular.
- And on the other, the implementation or consolidation of national professional qualification systems which act directly on improving vocational training of young people, and, at the same time, on validating learning acquired in non-formal spaces.