This website is an archive of the work of Marietje Schaake in the European Parliament between 2009 and 2019. Marietje can be reached at

Video: Marietje Schaake on youth unemployment


Education and entrepreneurship should be an integral part of open and vibrant societies in which economic development is within reach for everyone. Knowledge is the most valuable asset of the EU. We must continue to invest in education. The skills taught in schools and universities are not linked to future demands by employers. A flexible European job force could adjust to new opportunities.