The Lost Millennials project focuses on a regularly neglected group of the generation of Millennials: young people aged 25-29 neither in employment or education and training (25+ NEETs). The consortium is led by HETFA Research Institute and the project’s main objective is to increase the knowledge about, and promote the importance of evaluations of education/employment initiatives – and therefore contribute to the successful integration of 25+ NEETs into the labour market in the long term.

Our first published comparative report, the Transnational Research Report on the situation of 25+ NEETs provides insights into the individual and systemic factors that influence NEET status of 25-29 year-olds in Europe. The analysis examined the NEETs rate of this age-group, which varies across Europe quite extensively, while it has also shed light on the heterogeneity of this group, both within and across country contexts. The report looks in detail at the family and educational backgrounds, employment histories and specific risk factors, providing essential information on the characteristics and challenges of 25+ NEETs.

The comparative research report was prepared by experts of ZSI (Zentrum für Soziale Innovation), based on statistical analysis of available data as well as the desk research of all 13 project partners in their respective countries.

The report is available on the project’s website.

Learn more about 25+ NEETs in our partner countries in the Country Reports: Analysis of the policy context addressing 25+ NEETs.

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The Lost Millennials project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.