European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
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European Social Partners' Framework of Actions on Youth Employment


The European social partners - including the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), BUSINESSEUROPE, the European Association of Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (UEAPME), and the European Centre of Employers and Enterprises Providing Public Services (CEEP) – reject the inevitability of a lost generation. 

That is why they have included this Framework of Actions as the first priority of the Work Programme for 2012-2014. They agreed to “focus on the link between education, young people’s expectations and labour market needs, while taking account of young people’s transition from school into the labour market, in an effort to increase employment rates in general”.

EFFAT is the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions. As a European Trade Union Federation representing 120 national trade unions from 35 European countries, EFFAT defends the interests of more than 22 million workers towards the European Institutions, European employers’ associations and transnational companies. EFFAT is a member of the ETUC and the European regional organisation of the IUF.