Cedefop Briefing note  -Reaching out to invisible young people and adults

Low qualifications, disengagement from education and training, and long-term unemployment are interconnected phenomena and tend to cumulate throughout a person’s life. Missed chances in early childhood, school age and young adulthood may draw disadvantaged people into a cycle of social marginalisation with ever more scarring effects. Having failed to build adequate soft and technical skills, they may have lowered their expectations, do not know how to search and apply for jobs, and may be under severe stress caused by family, financial and social pressure. Long unemployment spells tend to become more frequent, low skills and qualifications persist, and decaying physical and psychological health conditions may ensue. Read Cedefop’s briefing note through this link.