Decent Work and Development of Youth Entrepreneurship - Sub-objectives

3.1.1 Creation of a framework that strengthens and protects the labor rights of young people.

3.1.2. The establishment and strengthening of support structures and programs for combatting youth unemployment and to providing incentives for employment.

3.1.3. Improving the link between education and the labor market.

3.1.4. Ensuring equal treatment of young employees, regardless of their origin, religion, physical / mental capabilities, gender or sexual orientation.

3.1.5. Preventing brain drain, exploiting the talents of Greek youth living and working abroad and linking them to young people and businesses operating in Greece.

Monitoring Indicators

  • Satisfaction of young people with their work status.
  • Employment rates of graduates from different levels of education.
  • Percentage of young people employed.
  • Percentage of young people who are self-employed.
  • Percentage of complaints from young people submitted to the Labor Inspectorate.
  • Number of audits finding young people in undeclared work, including vulnerable social groups.
  • Percentage of young people in trade unions and professional associations.
  • Percentage of young unemployed among the working population.
  • Percentage of long-term young unemployed.
  • Percentage of young people with temporary work contracts.
  • Percentage of young people registered with the National Employment Agency (OAED).
  • Percentage of young people who receive subsidies from OAED or other public organization in order to find a job.
  • Percentage of young farmers and employees in the primary sector.
  • Percentage of young people with disabilities in the workplace.
  • Percentage of vulnerable youth groups in the workplace.
  • Percentage of young women in the workplace.
  • Percentage of young women in managerial posts.
  • Comparison of men’s and women’s pay rate for equal work.
  • Percentage of young people participating in OAED programs.
  • Percentage of posts announced in the state sector taken by young people.
  • Percentage of posts announced in the private sector taken by young people.
  • Percentage of young graduates and researchers who emigrated for employment reasons.
  • Percentage of young graduates and researchers returning to Greece.
  • Percentage of young people working abroad who wish to return to Greece.

This sub-object focuses on the enhancement and the promotion of entrepreneurship and self-employment through the creation of a framework that embraces and encourages young people's entrepreneurial initiatives and equips them with the necessary skills to implement their plans.

It also takes into account recent developments in the field of Social and Inclusive Economy that facilitates the participation of citizens who wish to participate in productive activities developed with respect to man and the environment.

In this context, the Strategy framework proposes:

3.2.1. The creation of a favorable environment for youth entrepreneurship.

3.2.2. The cultivation of entrepreneurial skills from an early age.

3.2.3. The strengthening of higher education in research and innovation.

3.2.4. The promotion of social and inclusive economy and entrepreneurship as a perspective for young people.

Monitoring Indicators

  • Percentage of self-employed young people.
  • Percentage of young people who establish their own business.
  • Percentage of young people using the state funding toolkit for entrepreneurship.
  • Percentage of young people in the primary sector.
  • Percentage of young people benefiting from entrepreneurship training programs.
  • Percentage of young people participating in the Erasmus + program for young entrepreneurs.
  • Percentage of young people using collaborative workspaces.
  • Percentage of young people who received support from Centres of Support of Social and Inclusive Economy (KALO).
  • Percentage of young people participating in social enterprises.
  • Percentage of young prisoners, released prisoners and young offenders active in social entrepreneurship.

A basic prerequisite for the achievement of this sub-objective is that young people receive the appropriate skills to be able to enter into working life.

It is also important that young people take the appropriate guidance for selecting employment but, also, develop skills to help them be adaptive at work (career adaptability), including young people with fewer opportunities.

In this context, it is necessary to pursue the following:

3.3.1. Development of skills for working life and for entrepreneurial action through formal and non-formal education.

3.3.2. Sufficient and thorough professional orientation.

3.3.3. Training of vulnerable social groups to acquire skills and experience that will help them in their professional development.

Monitoring indicators

  • Percentage of young people that receive training in entrepreneurship.
  • Percentage of young people benefiting from the National Labour Agency (OAED) apprenticeships.
  • Percentage of young people who have received a training voucher.
  • Percentage of young people neither in employment nor education or training.
  • Percentage of young people participating in apprenticeship programs.
  • Percentage of young people who found work through a University’s Career Office.
  • Percentage of surveys related to linking education and working life.
  • Percentage of young people served by Centers of Counseling and Orientation for young people up to 25 years old.
  • Percentage of young people who have received career guidance at school.
  • Percentage of agencies using YouthPass.
  • Percentage of young people enrolled in schools of second-chance.
  • Percentage of young prisoners, released prisoners and young people in the process of social reintegration who have been trained or participated in an apprenticeship program.
  • Percentage of young immigrants in the labor market.
  • Percentage of young immigrants who have been trained or participated in an apprenticeship program.
  • Percentage of young people speaking 2+ foreign languages.
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