Social Guarantee for Young People Working Group
The Government Programme includes implementation of a social guarantee for young people, requiring that each person younger than 25 years and each recent graduate under 30 years of age be offered work, a traineeship, or a study, workshop or labour market rehabilitation place within three months of becoming unemployed.
Lauri Ihalainen, Minister of Labour, has appointed a working group to prepare proposals enabling the full entry into force of the social guarantee for young people from the beginning of 2013.
The social guarantee for young people requires wide-ranging collaboration between different actors in the society. The broad-based working group is seeking solutions to how all young people can be provided with the competencies needed in working life, how to recognise the need for support, and how to ensure that employment services meet the challenges posed by the social guarantee for young people.
In this, the working group’s aim is to find ways of enabling graduates to find employment which corresponds to their skills, and to make employers eager to help young people enter work. In addition, measures are being sought to promote entrepreneurship among young people. The working group is also preparing proposals for enhancing working life in a way which places a greater emphasis on the meaning of work to young people.
The Social Guarantee for Young People Working Group is chaired by Director-General Tuija Oivo of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. Working group members represent different ministries, the Social Insurance Institution Kela, the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, Finnish Youth Cooperation – Allianssi and labour market organisations.
by the Social Guarantee for Young People Working Group (in finnish)