Mr. Lars Djernaes is a senior adviser responsible for the coordination of the Nordic co-operation on working life at the Nordic Council of Ministers secretariat in Copenhagen. He holds a Master degree in political science from University of Aarhus. He has also worked for the Danish Ministry of Employment and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the last 11 years he has been involved in international cooperation on employment and employment related issues like adult education.
A Nordic perspective on youth unemployment
This article was originally published in Elm's predecessor media, LLinE. Introduction Youth unemployment has increased dramatically all over Europe since the financial crisis of 2008 although at different levels and speed in the individual countries. Rising youth unemployment in particular creates a strong feeling of urgency among all political leaders. Experience shows that young people