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Change Management (2009)
Leaflet of EU Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunity on EU level initiatives, programmes and instruments to support actors involved in change management.
Communication from the Commission: A shared commiment for employment (2009)
In its communication from June 2009, the EU COM declared its shared commitment for employment and defined key priorities for action: maintaining employment, creating jobs and promoting mobility; upgrading skills and matching labaour market needs; increasing access to employment. The EU COM states that the main impact of recession affects people and that the top challenge of the EU must be to prevent unemployment. Moreoever, the EU COM proposes a shared commitment for employment and a better cooperation between EU social partners and between the EU and its EU member states.
Comparison of industrial transformation models in the new Member States (2009)
The European Economic and Social Committee's Consultative Commission on Industrial Change examined the economic development in ten new EU-member states, especially from the point of view of industrial sectors. The report includes three public hearings organized in Ljubljana, Budapest and Sofia with academics and representatives of various industrial sectors attended as speakers. These hearings examined Slovenia, Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Estonia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia.
Country-specific Integrated Recommendations (2009)
Implementation of the Lisbon Strategy Structural Reforms in the context of the European Economic Recovery Plan. This approach reflects the integrated structure of the NRPs and Implementation Reports, as well as the necessary consistency between the employment guidelines and the Article 99(2) broad economic policy guidelines, as underlined in Article 128(2).
Draft Joint Employment Report (JER) 2009/2010 (2009)
Despite signs of economic recovery in the EU, employment prospects generally remain unfavourable, with overall unemployment still on the rise, albeit at a diminishing pace. After a period of strongly improving labour market performance until early 2008, the worldwide financial and economic crisis has threatened much of this previous success.
EEO: Background paper on measures to deal with the economic crisis (2009)
The European Employment Observatory 2008-2009 prepared this background paper on measures to deal with the economic crisis. This paper has been prepared to inform workshops being held in Spain, Sweden and the Czech Republic in order to assist the DG EMPL in preparing for the Employment Summit on 7 May 2009.
EMCO Discussion Paper on Lisbon Post-2010 (2009) (2009)
The Lisbon Strategy post-2010 also needs to take account of new realities: the increasing domestic challenge of ageing populations, maturing welfare provisions, evolving family structures, as well as the global dimensions of climate and technological change, have all contributed to a change in societal trends that, in turn, call for revised public policies. Rethinking more innovative approaches to the policies and instruments in use might therefore be a more solid axiom for the new phase of the Strategy.
EMCO opinion on Skills and Mobility (2009)
Geographical, occupational, sectoral and social mobility and skills development strategies are crucial for confronting the crisis, paving the way for recovery, and easing the restructuring processes. In Europe, areas of persistent high unemployment co-exist with skills shortages and bottlenecks even in times of crisis.