(May 2014) Europe wants to develop Apprenticeships
Despite their advantages as a way of aligning vocational education and training to labour market needs, are underused.
To reduce high unemployment among their young people, countries are looking to others for help. During the economic downturn, some countries have performed better and youth unemployment has remained relatively low, for example in Germany, the Netherlands and Austria. This has been attributed in part to their apprenticeships or "dual" systems and, consequently, interest in them has increased.