The Prime Minister visited AXA's headquarters on Tuesday 24 June for the "Alliance for youth" operation
The Prime Minister visited AXA's headquarters on Tuesday 24 June for the "Alliance for youth" operation, which brings together European companies determined to play a guiding role in helping young people find work. There he was met with proposals to improve young people's access and the role of companies in kick starting professional life.
"A society where parents believe that their children will have fewer chances than them is a society in decline" Manuel Valls warned, reiterating that young people, which are the source of France's strength and dynamism, are the Government's priority.
Almost a quarter of 18-25 year olds are unemployed, with no training and no education the Prime Minister recalled, i.e. 1.8 million young people. For Europe as a whole, this number is 14 million. It is first and foremost for these young people that we need to initiate a reform and give companies back the possibility to hire and invest, through the Responsibility and Solidarity Pact.