A 41% of the youth of Armenia were passive in the labor market in 2019, while half of them are young people with higher education, said the head of the EU delegation in Armenia Andrea Victorin.
Her remarks came during the EU4Youth: Better Skills for Better Future's final event.
According to her, this problem is inherent not only in Armenian reality, however, Armenian youth often cannot realize their plans because of financial difficulties.
There is a mismatch between the knowledge that universities provide and the requirements of the labor market, she said adding that the choice of specialty and profession, the pressure of family and society can also play a significant role.
All this creates risks that a certain part of young people may break away from public life, she said noting that in Armenia a young man needs 20 years of effort and work to become as financially stable as his peer in Europe.
This is the reason for the EU’s desire to bring the program to its logical conclusion, and to enable over 320 young people in Armenia to acquire new skills that will help them in choosing a profession.
As she noted, they attached importance to creating equal opportunities for the realization of the potential available to young people, which, in turn, can share the acquired skills with their peers.