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New skills and jobs in Europe: Pathways towards full employment ( 3.11MB)

2012, EUR 25270, ISBN 978-92-79-23668-6, doi: 10.2777/85575, 87 pages


In Europe 2020 employment strategy, and in particular its initiative 'An agenda for new skills and jobs', aims to support the full employment goal of the Lisbon Treaty. In a context of growing challenges for employment policies in Europe, this report questions current approaches and calls for increased policy learning amongst EU Member States.
The report argues that there is room for improvement in employment in Europe and emphasizes the importance of improving access to education, developing more transversal skills and balancing job security and flexibility.