At the December European Council summit President Barroso summed up 2013 as "a breakthrough year in terms of getting Europe's economy back on track".
EU presents best practices to soften the impact of restructuring and redundancies on workers and social conditions.
23 September sees the launch of one month of online debates on jobs, banks, social rights, and e-commerce. Individuals, organisations and policy-makers will together trade ideas that could change Europe.
Commission calls on EU leaders to agree on practical measures to tackle youth unemployment and create a business-friendly environment for small companies.
Europe needs to coordinate growth and job creation efforts, help those affected most by the crisis and address rising social inequality.
Unemployed under-25s would be guaranteed an offer of a job, further education or training under proposed EU measures.
The EU’s online jobs service will be expanded to include even more vacancies and reach even more unemployed people.
EU promotes programmes to help older people stay active in their communities by recognising some of the best initiatives.
Meet employers and find out about working in other EU countries through seminars and workshops in Brussels, 6 October 2012. Register to participate in person or online.
Report projects that nearly one third of Europeans will be 65 or over by 2060, in a total EU population of 517 million.
Recommendations to national governments call for coordinated action on job creation, labour-market reforms, investment in skills, matching jobs and jobseekers, employment policies and funding.
Find out how to snag one of the thousands of technology jobs available across Europe during e-skills week (26-30 March).
We want your opinion on how to get companies to appoint more women to their boards of directors. In Europe's top firms, just 1 in 7 board members is a woman.
Free European Health Insurance Card eases access to medical care in 27 EU countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
Year-long campaign to celebrate the work of existing volunteers, address the challenges they face and encourage more people to get involved.
This autumn, the 2010 European Job Days give jobseekers a chance to meet employers from all over Europe, and find out about working in other EU countries through seminars and workshops.
A proposed new plan focuses on closing the pay gap and opening up company boardrooms to more women. Tackling domestic violence is also a top priority.
Pension systems are under pressure from population ageing and the economic crisis. New EU report presents policy options and invites feedback.
European countries called upon to make greater use of EU funds available to help the social integration of Roma people.
Europeans quite happy with their personal situation, but less satisfied with economic and social climate in their country.
How well-equipped are European companies to meet the challenges of global competition and the recent recession? The 2009 European Company Survey provides some clues.
The recession could hit working women harder than men, an EU study warns, underscoring persistent disparities between the sexes in the European labour market.
Commission proposes to immediately free up €19bn in earmarked funds to fight unemployment as recession takes its toll.
The financial crisis may force EU countries to adjust pension systems. But most Europeans retiring today have little cause to worry about their retirement finances.
French and Danish journalists share first prize in the 2008 journalist award "For diversity, against discrimination".
Government ministers join European policy-makers in Brussels for the first EU summit to address problems faced by Roma minority.
Discrimination to be tackled under wide EU package on coping with social change in a global economy.
'Yes' says latest report on the social impact of the EU's growing economic integration with the outside world.
Millions of new jobs and lower unemployment expected as national reforms begin to take effect, but young people are still losing out.