Tipperary initiative may lead the way in tackling youth unemployment.

An initiative launched in Tipperary will be used as an example on how to tackle unemployment across Europe.

Details of the Work Winner scheme will be presented this week at a conference aimed at tackling youth unemployment across the EU.

More than 100 people have so far taken part in the scheme, which involves training and work placement.

Of those who have taken part, more than 50% have gone on to secure full time employment.

The scheme was designed and run by the Tipperary Regional Youth services.

It will be the focus of a 3 day conference in Tipperary, which will look at how other European countries are tackling the problem of youth unemployment.