Evidence-Based Policy Review
The European Commission has finalised the policy review on the 'Social inclusion of youth on the margins of society: more opportunities, better access and higher solidarity,' of which a draft was discussed at the Policy conference held in November 2011 (please read the Conference report). The policy review is based on the findings of a cluster of five research projects, including EUMARGINS, on the social inclusion of young people, financed by the Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities Programme of the EU 7th Framework Programme.
The aim of the policy review is to focus on the situation of specific youth groups in the European youth policy context, such as the homeless or those at risk of homelessness, migrant, ethnic minority youth and those young people with public care backgrounds. More specifically, the objectives of the review are:
- to provide an overview of the reasons for their precarious situations and to formulate the policy issues;
- to visualize the policy challenges needed to produce greater social inclusion through more opportunities and better access to education and the labour market within the framework of solidarity between these young people and the wider society;
- to highlight policy implications for cross-border policy transfer; and
- to contribute with research-based recommendations