Labour Leader Ed Miliband will meet French President François Hollande in the Elysee Palace in Paris today to discuss youth unemployment.
Speaking ahead of the meeting, Miliband said: "We are facing a youth unemployment emergency which affects not only Britain but Europe as a whole.
“It is now clear on both sides of the channel that collective austerity has failed. We need co-ordinated action for jobs and growth if we are to succeed in getting deficits down.
“In Spain more than half of young people are workless and in Britain we have seen long-term youth unemployment quadruple in the last 12 months.
“It is time for us to realise austerity isn't working in Britain and austerity in Europe isn't working. We need a Europe of jobs and growth.
“I am determined that centre-left leaders come together to offer an alternative to what is being proposed.
“We cannot allow young people, the future of European countries, to sit idle because Europe's leaders do not act with urgency and determination.”
Ed Miliband's personal rating has today overtaken David Cameron's for the first time.
By contrast, the Labour leader's had increased by 12.
Overall Mr Miliband's party was on 41%, with the Tories on 32% and Liberal Democrats 11%.Some 26% of those surveyed agreed that Mr Cameron was turning out to be good premier, down three points from April 22.But 54% said the opposite - giving him a net rating of minus 28.
Mr Miliband's score improved to minus 19, as his approval rose eight points to 26% while 45% thought he was doing a bad job.The Tories and Labour were deadlocked on who was most trusted to run the economy, both receiving a rating of minus 29.
Labour leader Ed Miliband has said his party will work for the whole of the country not just 'the wealthy few,' in an attack on the Conservative's at the launch of his local government strategy ahead of the local elections on 3rd May.
Ed Miliband has spoken of how he would tackle the NHS:
Ed Miliband has said that it is not complicated to solve youth unemployment, on bankers
"Tax those bankers bonuses and use the money to guarantee jobs for our young people. Guarantee jobs for every young person out of work for more than year.
We'll pay the wages from the money raised from those bankers bonuses, the employer provides the training and the young people have to take work."
Ed Miliband has begun to outline his local government strategy in Birmingham. The Labour leader said ; "Labour is changing so that we can change the country. On living standards, on jobs, on the NHS and on crime." On living standards he said;
Ed Miliband is expected to announce a Labour pledge to make tackling vandalism and anti-social behaviour a priority. He will also highlight efforts by Labour councils to set up work programmes and promise to protect 6,000 nurses from Government cuts.
Labour leader Ed Miliband will today launch his party's local election campaign.
He is expected to accuse the government of abandoning middle Britain in favour of the wealthy few.
Labour will govern forthe whole country "not just the wealthy few" according to leader EdMiliband who today launches the party’s local election campaign in England.
Labour's still reeling after their shock defeat in the Bradford West by-election atthe hands of George Galloway last week.
The local elections will take place on 3 May.