Survey and Report

Youth Employment in Post-COVID Digital Age Report

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Research overview

Before creating e-learning materials for youngsters, we needed to know more about the state of remote work in our countries – what changed since the start of the pandemic and how it influenced young people.

Not to guess what about it – but know for sure from direct communication with young people, businesses, and employment centers.

When researching for this project, we found very little information about the involvement of young people in remote work (not even mentioning those with fewer opportunities). The only deep paper was a report by Eurocomission’s Science and Knowledge Center, “Telework in the EU before and after the COVID-19: where we were, where we head to” and the Eurostat’s data regarding unemployment in Europe in 2021.

To better target the problems connected to the employability of young people with fewer opportunities in this project and beyond for any stakeholder in Europe, much deeper analysis and understanding of the sectoral state was required.

The survey was crucial for the project and participating organizations because it provided an insight into the state of things in remote work in each of the countries, the profile and the needs of young people (including those with fewer opportunities) who seek employment, and their preparedness for remote work.

The survey served us as an addition to the knowledge base for developing our educational materials and provide more comprised information to our local partners, stakeholders, and those who will help us disseminate the project results.

Target groups: the interviewees: young people 18-30 y/o, including those with fewer opportunities (20 in every country for in-depth interviews); 20 SMEs in every county for polling; 1 large employment agency in every country for an in-depth interview.

The consumers of the report: the public sector – the departments of the national, and regional government dealing with youth and employment, municipalities responsible for the development and support of youth initiatives in their jurisdictions; NGOs supporting young people; commercial companies, the general public, and media, any decision-makers.