The purpose of this study is to present the causes, vocational education and training, and solutions to the youth unemployment problems in Europe and Korea through the EU 'Riga Conclusions 2015' program. Youth unemployment is a social problem in most countries today, the era of globalization and information technology. After the 2008 global financial crisis, the European labor market and economy have weakened sharply, and the high youth unemployment rate, a product of the Jobless Growth era, has emerged as the most serious social issue to be solved in the country. The first generation to be fired and the last generation to be employed, the young people in Europe and the corresponding young people in Korea were excluded from the job market, which formed a new youth class called 'The Lost Generation of Europe and The Abandoned Generation of Korea'. This study will analyze the characteristics and achievements of the European youth unemployment crisis, the vocational training system, and the support policy through the EU 'Riga Conclusions 2015', and present implications for solving the youth unemployment problem in Korea. In addition, the individual experience of youth unemployment varies from country to country, and the definition of youth may be different from that of the United Nations standardized, so a survey of specific countries will provide deeper insight into the causes and consequences of youth unemployment.
Keywords: European Union, Riga Conclusions 2015, Youth Unemployment, Vocational Education and Training, Jobless Growth