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The EU must address employment issues in the outermost regions

This afternoon, during the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, Max Orville presented his opinion on the European Union’s strategy for the outermost regions. With this text, he wishes to give full consideration to the essential issues for these territories: social and employment policies.

The outermost regions face the same social problems as the regions of so-called continental Europe, but the situation is exacerbated by their remoteness and insularity.

Fighting unemployment, especially youth unemployment, must be a priority.  He therefore called for better communication on the possibilities of using European funds and tools such as the ESF+ and the European Youth Guarantee. In a very concrete way, he would like to see a digital one-stop shop set up, bringing together all local stakeholders such as the private sector, universities and local authorities. The aim of this one-stop shop would be to help young people find their first job or become entrepreneurs.

He also wants the EU to pay more attention to the impoverishment of women in the outermost regions. Acting to empower women financially is, in his view, the most effective way of combating insecurity. Thus, by promoting appropriate training and stable, high-quality jobs, it will enable women to provide for themselves in the long term.

A stimulus is therefore needed to create jobs and develop skills in these territories. This is exactly what he is calling for with the establishment of social free zones in the outermost regions.

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