The new 'Youth Opportunities Initiative', adopted by the Commission, calls on Member States to work on preventing early school leaving; helping youngsters develop skills relevant to the labour market; ensuring work experience and on-the-job training and helping young people find a first good job.
The first annual review of Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) published by the European Commission underlines that a mix of employment and social policies is necessary to ensure a long-term job-rich recovery in the current climate of fiscal consolidation and bleak economic outlook.
Commissioner László Andor will be ready to answer your questions about how the EU deals with the economic and social crisis on 12 December from 15.00 to 15.45 PM (CET).
Speaking in Brussels, László Andor, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion welcomed the coming into force of the 2008 Temporary Agency workers Directive.
Speaking at the press conference following the meeting of Council of Ministers in Brussels, Commissioner László Andor said that: "Against the current backdrop of the crisis, the debate with Employment and Social Affairs Ministers on the European Globalisation Fund leaves me with a profound sense of disbelief.