Youth employment policies in Sweden – the Swedish response to the Council recommendation on establishing a Youth Guarantee

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This document describes how Sweden addresses and takes into account the Council recommendation of 22 April 2013 on establishing a Youth Guarantee. The document was presented to the European Commission in April 2014.

This paper presents, against the background of the Recommendation on establishing a Youth Guarantee, the Swedish strategic policy for promoting youth employment and the measures the Government has implemented and will implement to improve the labour market situation of youth in Sweden. The measures presented here should be seen as complementary and mutually reinforcing and set against the Government’s broader enacted and planned labour market, tax and education policies.