Social integration is a prerequisite to professional integration because without a degree, unqualified youth present a number of social marginalization factors that keep them out of the professional sphere. Lacking social skills is even more problematic today than lacking academic qualifications, in terms of both hiring and job retention.
Involvement in community life promotes the social inclusion of youth and allows them to develop skills and abilities that could be transferable to other areas in their lives.
Participating in volunteer projects that benefit the community can also improve public perception of youth, since that involvement directly benefits the community. It is therefore essential to recognize, promote, and encourage the civic engagement of youth as they seek social and professional integration.
The experiential youth entrepreneurship projects run by youth employment centres help youth develop entrepreneurial skills and meet the challenges of takeovers, and of the labour market integration of youth and newcomers.
Social participation and mobility are decisive factors for the development of autonomy, the professional integration of youth, and regional development. That is why major support is needed for the interprovincial and international mobility of youth.