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Slovakia suffers from weak connections between education and labour market, which results in high unemployment of graduates and young people. In 2011, as in 2010, more than 120 000 graduates of secondary and tertiary schools finished their education. The problem is not in insufficient job opportunities but on the contrary lack of qualified graduates. Two of three students study humanities (economics, law, social work) instead of technical sciences (programming, electrical engineering), which are better applied in labour market. It's about bad communication between labour market and education.

Employment institute offers proposal to change school funding, which should reduce future unemployment of graduates. Students would focus on fields of study that are attractive to the labour market. The proposal consists of student loans and charging higher education, depending on the proposed options.

Currently, however, the unemployment rate of graduates is more than 35%. IZ offers several solutions that would greatly help to reduce this rate. The European Commission has allocated EU funds of € 2.3 billion on this issue, which according to our proposals would be used effectively. The aim is to eliminate or reduce current and prevent future youth unemployment.

Eurostat introduced the concept of NEET (Not in education, employment or training), which is an indicator dealing with statistics of young people who do not attend school, do not work or do not participate in any training. This important indicator gives better and more real picture of the graduates in Slovakia and European Union than other indicators. It takes into account the non-active group of young people who are not involved in any kind of education, also don't work, but are willing and able to work or on the other hand do not want to work at all.

Latest articles

03.03.2016 (link) : Regional offices of labour, social affairs and family in Slovakia de-iure organize education of unemployed. Unfortunatelly, the volume of people in the education is very low, approaching only several permille. . . .

12.01.2015 (link) : Long term unemployed from young unemployed - 2 quarter 2013 . . .

20.03.2012 (link) : Traditional indicators of participation in the labor market are criticized for their lack of relevance in terms of young people. The fact is that the basic statistics on unemployment and the unemployment rate does not capture the real situation of young people, because most of them have status of student and thus are classified as not participating in the labor market. . . .

09.03.2012 (link) : Employment institute proposes to change the system of education funding to system of loans. Providing a favorable state loans, irrespective of social status to finance the entire higher education student. The loan will be amortized by offsetting income tax. Setting the parameters of the loan, so that average graduate can repay his debt by reduced taxes for his entire average career. . . .

07.03.2012 (link) : Throughout Europe, there is obvious growth of young people who are classified as NEET (Not in education, employment or training), young people who do not attend any education, do not work or do not participate in training. This indicator isn't popular as unemployment itself, even if it may has the same or even worse consequences for social exclusion. Statistics show more than one in eight young people aged from 15 to 24 years is not studying or working. In this case own role has economic and financial crisis from previous years, which makes more difficult access for young people, who had no ambitions in further education, apply to the labour market. . . .

05.03.2012 (link) : young unemployed not taking part in education - year 2013 . . .

22.02.2012 (link) : Slovakia suffers from weak connections between education and labour market, which results in high unemployment of graduates and young people. . . .

23.09.2009 (link) : Youth unemployment, tertiary education

- 3 quarter 2010 . . .

23.09.2009 (link) : Youth rate of unemployment, secondary education

- 3 quarter 2010 . . .

23.09.2009 (link) : Youth rate of unemployment, primary education - year 2012 . . .


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