The Youth Guarantee - First Successes - The Youth Guarantee on the Ground  (20/05/2015)

Kataloge N. : KE-04-15-325-EN-N

In response to the growing number of unemployed youth and those not in employment, education or training (NEETs), the Council adopted the Recommendation on the establishment of a Youth Guarantee (YG) on the 22nd April 2013. With this Recommendation, all Member States committed to ensure all those up to 25 years old would receive a quality offer of employment, education, training or apprenticeship within 4 months of becoming unemployed or leaving school. This publication summarizes developments of the Youth Guarantee across the EU.


Pre-retirement saving and the extension of working life - A model based assessment of the impact of low interest rates - Working paper 02/2015  (30/04/2015)

Kataloge N. : KE-EW-15-002-EN-N

During the aftermath of the financial crisis, certain paradoxical trends have emerged in Europe. Firstly, despite the context of economic adjustment and restructuring, the employment rate of older workers has increased in most countries, and secondly, saving rates have remained remarkably resilient to the interest rate squeeze pursued by central banks as an economic stimulus. The question arises, whether lower interest rates effectively discourage or rather encourage saving among older workers, or even constitute an incentive to work longer, in case their saving strategy aims at maintaining a standard of living after retirement. The working paper adresses this issue through a model based approach.


Demographic change, human resources constraints and economic growth - The EU challenge compared to other global players - Working paper 01/2015  (01/04/2015)

Kataloge N. : KE-EW-15-001-EN-N

The paper provides a comparative analysis on human resources trends and their implications for employment and economic growth at global scale. Taking stock of specific population characteristics, it focuses on the inescapable challenge of workforce shrinking and its policy implications. The analysis concludes that productivity growth will progressively become the only way to sustain economic growth not only in the EU and several other industrialised regions but also in some of the emerging economies. It also reveals a growing north-south imbalance in terms of labour reserves. While the 2013 publication looked at human resources constrains within the EU, this paper extends to the global context, comparing the EU to other global players.


Addressing youth unemployment in the EU  (26/02/2015)

Kataloge N. : KE-02-15-145-EN-N

Youth employment is a priority for the European Union. The situation varies a lot across Europe. While there is no single solution to address this challenge, there is an urgent need to act. This report is available in electronic format in English.


Employment and Social Developments in Europe 2014  (15/01/2015)

Kataloge N. : KE-BD-14-001-EN-N

This year’s Employment and Social Development Review provides a broad overview of the challenges facing the European Union over the coming years as it slowly emerges from the worst recession in its history. It highlights the scale of the challenges, but also the benefits of continuing to invest in education, training and wider labour market and social policies alongside the actions being taken to restore economic growth in the light of the Union’s 2020 employment and social goals.
The review will be available in printed and electronic format in English. All the graphs and tables can be downloaded both in gif and excel format by accessing the individual chapters.

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Activating jobseekers through entrepreneurship: Start-up incentives in Europe - EEPO Review  (08/12/2014)

Kataloge N. : KE-AZ-14-002-EN-N

This Review provides a snapshot of how the countries making up the EU-28, and Iceland, have been using start-up incentives to encourage unemployed people to set up their own businesses. It explores whether start-ups represent a long-term solution to keeping people employed and analyses the profiles of some participants to establish possible similarities between successful individuals. The Review also puts forward recommendations on how measures can be designed and areas which should be researched further, to support policy makers. This publication is available in electronic format in English.


Facing the crisis - The coping strategies of unemployed people in Europe  (27/11/2014)

Kataloge N. : KE-04-14-928-EN-N

This report explores how those households that are particularly exposed to poverty and long-term unemployment manage to deal with the blows dealt by the economic crisis. It asks the key questions: is unemployment in a period of crisis really the cause of spiralling breaks in social links, or can it also be the start of a process of coping, based on strengthening those links? If so, to what extent? It draws on the findings of three studies, both qualitatively and quantitatively. This publication is available in printed and electronic format in English.


Beschäftigungspolitik jenseits der Krise - Leitfaden Soziales Europa | Teil 8  (16/09/2014)

Kataloge N. : KE-BC-14-002-DE-C

Der Leitfaden Soziales Europa ist eine halbjährlich erscheinende Veröffentlichung, deren Ziel es ist,
einem interessierten, jedoch nicht notwendigerweise spezialisierten Publikum einen Überblick über
bestimmte Bereiche der EU-Politik auf dem Gebiet von Beschäftigung, Sozialpolitik und Integration zu
verschaffen. Er veranschaulicht die wichtigsten Fragen und Herausforderungen, erläutert politische
Maßnahmen und Instrumente auf EU-Ebene und liefert Beispiele für bewährte Verfahren der EUMitgliedstaaten.
Teil 8 beschäftigt sich mit der EU-Beschäftigungspolitik, deren Grundlage die Europäische Beschäftigungsstrategie
bildet. Darin werden die wichtigsten Initiativen vorgestellt, um den zerstörerischen
Auswirkungen der Wirtschaftskrise entgegenzutreten, insbesondere die Strategie Europa 2020 und
das Europäische Semester. Im Leitfaden werden auch neue Initiativen zur Bekämpfung der Arbeitslosigkeit
und der sozialen Ungleichheiten in der EU vorgestellt, beispielsweise das Beschäftigungspaket,
das Jugendbeschäftigungspaket und das Scoreboard beschäftigungs- und sozialpolitischer Indikatoren.
Ein weiterer Schwerpunkt liegt bei der Förderung der Mobilität der Arbeitskräfte, der Verbesserung des
Dialogs mit den Sozialpartnern und den Plänen zur Vollendung der Währungsunion in Europa durch die
Einführung einer gemeinsamen fiskalischen Kapazität.
Die Druckausgabe und die elektronische Ausgabe dieser Veröffentlichung sind in Deutsch, Englisch und
Französisch erhältlich.


Stimulating job demand: the design of effective hiring subsidies in Europe - EEPO Review  (01/07/2014)

Kataloge N. : KE-AZ-14-001-EN-N

Hiring subsidies are an important measure, extensively used by Member States, to promote employment in disadvantaged-worker categories such as young and older people, the long-term unemployed and women. This review maps out the design of such subsidies, and identifies good and effective practices in targeting, funding, monitoring and integrating incentives with other policies. It is intended as a source of mutual learning and transfer of good practices between Member States.

This publication is available in electronic format in English.