In Brussels today, Commissioner László Andor spoke at the Microsoft event on how information and communication technologies (ICT) can fuel the EU economy. He outlined the “huge potential in working together and harnessing both public and private resources to get through the crisis and ensure a job-rich growth”.
Visiting a project funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) in Regensburg, Commissioner László Andor praised the use of the Fund in Bavaria to help employees tailor their qualifications to match the changing demands of the workplace and called for "stepping up efforts to increase the number of employed ", in line with Europe 2020 objectives.
Today marks the start of the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations, with a two-day conference in Copenhagen, organized by the European Commission and the Danish Presidency of the EU.
The European Commission has launched a Europe-wide public debate on corporate restructuring and anticipating change. The consultation will run until 30 March 2012. The aim is to identify successful practices and policies in the field of restructuring and adapting to change.
Brussels, 13 January 2012 – To mark the start of the 2012 European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity of Generations, the Commission presented today a new Eurobarometer survey showing that 71% of Europeans are aware that Europe's population is getting older, but only 42% are concerned about this development.
According to the new EU Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review, the modest labour market recovery stopped in the third quarter of 2011 with a drop by 0.1 %.