Youth Employment and Education: The Realities of European Union and Georgia

Salome Silagadze


Education has always been linked to success. However, after the global economic crisis (in 2008) young people all over the world (especially in developing countries ) have started questioning if the mentioned idea is a proven fact. In order to view if a diploma is a guarantee of a bright future in both developing and developed countries, this article is focused on examining the relationship between tertiary education and work attainment in Europe. The paper provides theoretical perspectives concerning the latest employment realities and issues of the European youth.

The statistic data presented in the work reflects on aspects like how much time is needed for a young person to find job and if the level of formal education defies success on the job market. The theoretical assessments  of the European Union's youth education and employment  enables  to analyze current transformations in the learning system that the young Europeans are faced with. The conclusions drawn from the article will be the foundation of the examination of the youth employments trends in a developing country, like Georgia (to be discussed in the upcoming article).


Education; European Union; Georgia; Post Soviet countries; Youth Unemployment;


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