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Over the next decade employment opportunities for young people will improve, but will concentrate on the most qualified -for their formal level of education and key competences- young people, while those with lowest educational levels and skills will remain outside the labor market, accentuating labor inequalities observed during the crisis.

Without efforts to improve the employability of low-skilled young people, their risk of exclusion from the labor market is high. In addition to the years of education, the competences and skills acquired by these young people are also very important.

The ‘Education and Training 2010’ work programme emphasizes that education and training have a crucial role to play in meeting the many socio-economic, demographic, environmental and technological challenges facing Europe and its citizens today and in the years ahead.................CONTINUE

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