The Commission announced a legal proposal in Plenary at the European Parliament
I welcome the announcement by Commissioner Schmit that an initiative, taking on board many aspects of the Parliament’s demands, will be proposed before the end of the term regarding paid traineeships.
I remain cautious while we waiting for the proposal to see what will be in the directive and what will be in the recommendation that were announced last evening.
It has been 10 years since the Quality Framework for Traineeships was first adopted. Now we need a legally-binding instrument and not only recommendations: to prevent precariousness, abuse, and never-ending extensions of contracts that do not lead to a permanent positions and most of all, traineeships must be paid. This is a long-standing demand from the youth and the EU must deliver!