Stevan Đurić is a student at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Montenegro, and winner of the EP4U Student Contest in the “Employment & Social Policies” policy area. Stevan’s brief is very well-researched, and provides concrete recommendations with a specific focus on youth employment opportunities in the Western Balkans.
After more than two years of going through a tremendous crisis at all levels, it seems that in 2022, thanks to the global distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, the end of health crisis appears to be on the way. However, the real battle has just begun. The focus of this brief will be on unemployment, particularly youth employment and the relevant supporting social policies in the Western Balkans, and it argues that improvement is mainly needed in three spheres: education, digitalization, and government support.
You can read Stevan’s paper here.