The ETUC has a Youth Committee composed of young representatives from all ETUC affiliate organisations. Every two years, the committee elects the members of its Executive Committee (bureau), respecting a geographical distribution. The bureau coordinates activities and represents the committee at different events.
It aims to make the voice of young European workers and unemployed heard inside the trade union movement and wider society (among policy-makers at EU, national and local levels, employers’ organisations, NGOs and other stakeholders).
The European Youth Employment Policy Paper (adopted by the Youth Committee in 2015) summarises the views and recommendations of the European youth workforce represented by the ETUC Youth Committee on a series of topics. It outlines the realities facing young workers concerning working conditions, and transitions from the educational system to the labour market or further education (traineeships, apprenticeships, dual learning, entrepreneurship and mobility).