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A renewed EU strategy 2011-14 for Corporate Social Responsibility
The European Commission has previously defined Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as “a concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and in their interaction with their stakeholders on a voluntary basis”. Corporate social responsibility concerns actions by companies over and above their legal obligations towards society and the environment. Certain regulatory measures create an environment more conducive to enterprises voluntarily meeting their social responsibility
ERM quarterly – Issue 1, spring 2011
Nearly two years after the technical end of the ‘Great Recession’, there are increasingly divergent patterns of recovery across the EU. Member States in the German – central Europe – Baltic axis are enjoying strong growth and improving labour markets while the debt-laden ‘periphery’ stagnates amidst serial announcements of retrenchment.The first issue for 2011 includes: current macroeconomic trends and prospects; an overview of ERM cases for January-March 2011; Job creation and business expansion in the IT sector; Restructuring in the FIAT plant in Termini Imerese; and restructuring research notes.
What next for skills on the European labour market?
The economic crisis of 2008, and the recession that followed, dramatically increased uncertainty about job prospects. It increased the need for people to be better informed about the future labour market. Cedefop’s 2010 skill forecasts provide the most recent evidence of European labour market developments, as the world economy recovers from the 2008 financial crisis and the subsequent recession. Cedefop will publish a new skill demand and supply forecast in 2012, but in the meantime, Cedefop has updated its 2010 forecast to examine more closely the latest impact of the recession on future skill supply and demand.
Skills for Green Jobs - A Global View
This volume examines the experiences of 21 developed and developing countries in adjusting their training provision to meet the new demands of a greener economy. It shows that skills development is critical to unlocking the employment potential of green growth, yet skills shortages are becoming an obstacle in realizing this potential. The report recommends that countries devise strategies based on well-informed policy decisions, social dialogue, and coordination among ministries and between employers and training providers.
From education to the workplace - Seminar conclusions
On 30 June, a seminar on Youth and Employment was hosted by the Employment and Social Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, and jointly organised by the four agencies: Cedefop (the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki), ETF (the European Training Foundation, Torino), EU-OSHA (the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Bilbao) and Eurofound (the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin).
Employment and industrial relations in the health care sector
The health care sector is of increasing socio-economic significance in the context of Europe’s ageing population. Demand for care workers and staff shortages are expected to grow, partly due to difficult working conditions and relatively low pay. This situation has already led to significant workforce mobility within and outside the EU, and could serve to exacerbate skills shortages in the future. Social partner organisations have an important role to play in shaping the attractiveness of the health care sector.
European Employment Observatory Review: Youth employment measures 2010
In July 2010, 33 national articles on the theme of youth employment measures were commissioned from the European Employment Observatory (EEO) network of SYSDEM experts. This document summarises key messages emerging from these articles and draws links with policy developments, studies and data collected at European level. Further detail on the national-level developments discussed in this report can be found in the national articles, which are available on the EEO website (http://www.eu-employmentobservatory.net/).
European restructuring monitor quarterly - Issue 3, autumn 2011
Announced job losses due to company restructuring activity declined in the third quarter, according to the latest edition of the European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) quarterly. Job losses did, however, continue to outnumber job gains as they have done in every quarter since the onset of the 2008-9 recession. During the previous quarter, companies undergoing large-scale restructuring in the European Union announced nearly 60.000 job losses.
European Vacancy Monitor
According to the July edition of the European Vacancy Monitor, labour demand increased in the private sector in most EU countries. Employment in the public sector shrank, mainly in the areas of education, health and social work. Recovery in the private sector favoured mainly industrial workers, technicians, plant and machine operators, craft and related trade workers. Job vacancies in manufacturing rose by around 50 % in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to the same quarter in 2009.
Eurofound Findings on Youth and Work
The unemployment rate for young people aged between 16 and 24 years in the EU27 is twice as high as the overall rate of unemployment. The recession has exacerbated this problem significantly.Foundation Findings provide pertinent background information and policy pointers for all actors and interested parties engaged in the current European debate on the future of social policy. The contents are based on Foundation research and reflect its autonomous and tripartite structure.