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28/09/2012

Restructuring in Europe 2011  (28/09/2012)

Catalog N. : KE-31-12-724-EN-N

Preserving Europe’s competitiveness in a way that respects social cohesion and creates new, sustainable jobs will be crucial to the future. The report ‘Restructuring in Europe’ describes the actions developed by the Commission to support employers and employees alike adapt to the rapidly changing business environment to sustain a high level of employment while maintaining and reforming social protection. This publication is available online only in English, French and German.

15/12/2011

Employment and Social Developments in Europe 2011  (15/12/2011)

Catalog N. : KE-BD-11-001-EN-C

The economic, financial and sovereign debt crises and subsequent austerity measures underline the need for a more integrated approach to employment and social policy. This review merges two previous European Commission reports on these areas. It begins with an overview of the current European employment and social situation before looking at recent shifts in Europe's job structure and in income inequality. The review then examines patterns of poverty and social exclusion in Europe and the phenomenon of in-work poverty. Issues of active ageing, intra-EU labour mobility and the impact of enlargement are also covered. The review is available in English only.

All the graphs and tables included in this report can be downloaded both in gif and excel format by accessing the individual chapters here.

29/09/2011

Transferability of Skills across Economic Sectors: Role and Importance for Employment at European Level  (29/09/2011)

Catalog N. : KE-32-11-836-EN-C

Economic restructuring requires a flexible workforce with a range of transferable skills. This publication analyses the role of such skills in career pathways and the labour market, and levels of skill transferability across sectors in the current context and during the years leading up to 2020. It also looks at the roles of actors involved in promoting transferability and methods for enhancing job mobility, before making final recommendations. This publication is available in printed format in English, French and German and appendices (EU survey; good practice examples; EU workshops; knowledge and skills’ transferability in 2020; definitions of basic terms; importance of human capital stock during economic recession; methodological background of skills transferability analysis; outputs of skills transferability analysis; extended information on players and tools; extended information on recommendations) can be found only online under the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=784&langId=en.

01/04/2011

European Employment Observatory Review - Youth employment measures - 2010  (01/04/2011)

Catalog N. : KE-AZ-10-002-EN-C

Young people have been hit hard by the economic downturn with the EU youth unemployment rate reaching 20%. This review summarises messages from 33 national articles on this theme, linking them to policy developments, studies and data. It details the European and national contexts before examining measures to promote youth employment. These cover education, training, labour market and benefit policies, as well as measures to address problematic aspects and labour market actors’ roles. Following this, final conclusions are drawn. This publication is available in printed format in English, French and German.

01/04/2011

An Agenda for new skills and jobs - A European contribution towards full employment  (01/04/2011)

Catalog N. : KE-31-11-083-EN-C

The EU initiative "An Agenda for new skills and jobs" forms part of the Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. A key aim of Europe 2020 is to ensure that 75 % of men and women aged 20-64 are in employment by 2020. The Strategy also aims to cut the number of early school leavers to 10% and increase the number of young people in higher or equivalent vocational education to at least 40%. The Agenda proposes thirteen actions which will contribute to improving the functioning of Europe's labour market. They will help to increase job flexibility and security, provide incentives to invest in training, ensure decent working conditions and facilitate job creation. This publication is available in printed format in English, French and German.

25/11/2010

Employment in Europe 2010  (25/11/2010)

Catalog N. : KE-AH-10-001-EN-C

Produced annually by the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, the Employment in Europe report is now in its 22nd year. It has become one of the main tools of the European Commission for supporting Member States in analysis, formulation and implementation of their employment policies. Employment in Europe 2010 begins by assessing EU labour market adjustment since the onset of the economic crisis, taking account of the crisis’ impact and future prospects. It also analyses EU and Member State policies aimed at mitigating the effects of the crisis and supporting recovery, and looks ahead to their gradual phasing out. The Report then examines the need to reduce segmentation in labour markets and improve the job situation of young people before drawing conclusions on the way forward. This publication is available in printed format in English only. Please note that the “Employment in Europe 2010” report is now also available as a user-friendly, navigable html version.

11/10/2010

European Employment Observatory Review: Self-employment in Europe 2010  (11/10/2010)

Catalog N. : KE-AN-10-001-EN-C

Self-employment makes a considerable contribution to the EU economy in terms of entrepreneurship and job creation and accounted for almost 15% of total employment in the Union in 2009. However, it also carries a degree of risk and EU-level policies have been developed over a number of years to support self-employment and small and medium-sized enterprises. Such measures have been stepped up in the light of the economic crisis and its impact, both at EU- and Member State-level. The European Employment Observatory Review for 2010 on self-employment in Europe provides an introduction to the self-employment situation in Europe including the impact of the economic crisis, its role in the labour market, attitudes towards the subject and problems faced by the self-employed. The Review then assesses national labour market policies and crisis recovery measures and examines the quality of self-employed work and actions to improve this, before providing some final conclusions. This publication is available in printed format in English, French and German.

09/06/2010

European Employment Observatory Review - The employment dimension of economic greening (2009)  (09/06/2010)

Catalog N. : KE-AN-09-002-EN-C

The concept of 'going green' is spreading in the EU and is having a significant impact on the economy. This greening of the economy is expected to have wide-spread effects on EU industries and the labour market. This European Employment Observatory Review looks at the influence of the greening of the economy on European employment. The report analyses both the risks and benefits of the green economy and identifies measures that can be taken to limit such risks.  It is available in English, French and German.

22/04/2010

Do you know what social Europe can do for you - UPDATE 2010  (22/04/2010)

This series of 27 easy-to-print factsheets highlight how you as an EU citizen can benefit from EU policies in the area of employment and social policy and point to future challenges and developments. Topics addressed include health and safety, mobility and training. Building on the factsheets published last year, three additional factsheets have been added on the green jobs and the financial crisis. The factsheets will soon be available in electronic format in all EU official languages.