TLN Mobility

Addressing Youth Unemployment in Europe through transnational ESF mobility measures

Young people, TLN Mobility Logo
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Youth unemployment is still a challenging reality in many European Member States and regions. According to the European Commission, in 2016, there are still roughly 4.3 million unemployed young people under 25 in the EU, equating to a current youth unemployment rate of 18.8%. Despite the success of the last two and a half years in which the absolute number of young unemployed individuals decreased by more than one million, the European youth unemployment rate is still more than double the overall unemployment rate (18.8% compared with 8.6%).

The ESF-funded Learning Network on Transnational Mobility Measures for Disadvantaged Youth and Young Adults (TLN Mobility) is a partnership between 11 Member States and regions in Europe to tackle youth unemployment through transnational mobility. The partners recognise the positive impact that work stays abroad have on the prospects for young disadvantaged people to enter training or employment. They have therefore planned for transnational mobility measures to be supported through their national and regional ESF 2014-2020 programmes.

In order to facilitate transnational collaboration between Member States in this field, TLN Mobility developed a Coordinated Call on Transnational Mobility Measures for Disadvantaged Youth and Young Adults. The Coordinated Call defines common parameters on target group, eligibility of costs, quality and implementation structures for transnational ESF mobility measures. An additional Manual of Guidance provides further recommendations and detailed examples for implementation.

Read more about TLN Mo­bil­i­ty [PDF, 91KB] and the Coordinated Call.

TLN Mo­bil­i­ty Part­ner­ship

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As part of the TLN Mo­bil­i­ty, ESF ad­min­is­tra­tions from 11 EU Mem­ber States and re­gions have agreed to sup­port and co­or­di­nate ac­tion for transna­tion­al mo­bil­i­ty un­der the ESF 2014-2020.

Na­tion­al/Re­gion­al Calls

Young people of different professions

By April 2017, nine EU Mem­ber States and re­gions have launched na­tion­al/re­gion­al calls on mo­bil­i­ty mea­sures for dis­ad­van­taged youth and young adults based on the Co­or­di­nat­ed Call.

Part­ner Search Database

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TLN Mo­bil­i­ty pro­vides a part­ner search database for all projects tak­ing part in transna­tion­al mo­bil­i­ty pro­grammes un­der the Co­or­di­nat­ed Call.