Felix Hörisch, Jennifer Shore, Jale Tosun, Claudius Werner
Labour market policies and youth unemployment

Cupesse Policy Briefs; 1
9 S.

The policy brief provides an overview of labour market policy foci across countries and discusses an active labour market programme – Jump Plus— aimed at young unemployed adults in Mannheim, Germany. Due to its success in immediately integrating youth into trainee, internship, and on-the-job learning programmes, the programme has been a role model for other similar approaches across the country. Jump Plus is however not a German invention, but rather shares many elements with the Danish Production Schools. In targeting vulnerable groups of young people, both programmes provide young adults with the hard and soft skills needed to successfully transition to the labour market.