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17/06/2013

Promoting green jobs throughout the crisis: a handbook of best practices in Europe - EEO Review  (17/06/2013)

Catalog N. : KE-AZ-13-001-EN-N

Investing in the green economy will be key to overcoming the employment crisis in the EU and driving economic growth. In order for the Commission’s integrated policy approach to work an environmental focus needs to be prioritised at Member State level as well. This review looks at whether and to what extent national and regional governments have refocused their policy efforts towards green sectors, and the nature of the policy efforts pursued. The European policy context for promoting transition to green growth is examined and the types of national/regional policies and measures identified, before the findings and lessons are summarised. This publication is available in electronic format (pdf and e-book) in English.

27/05/2013

Advice on apprenticeship and traineeship schemes  (27/05/2013)

Catalog N. : KE-31-13-666-EN-C

The EU is supporting Member States to develop high quality apprenticeship and traineeship programmes to: • make the school-to-work transition easier • equip young people with the right skills and experience for sustainable employment. This publication is available in electronic format in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish.

27/05/2013

Policy Brief on Social Entrepreneurship  (27/05/2013)

Catalog N. : KE-BE-12-003-EN-N

This paper considers the impact of social entrepreneurship in European communities, finding that working with such enterprises and helping them develop can result in widespread gains for public budgets. Starting and running such a business can pose a number of problems though, as it must not only overcome entrepreneurial challenges, but also those that arise from the social dimension. The report concludes that promoting policies that create a favourable environment for such entrepreneurs, is crucial for them to fulfil their potential. This brochure is available online in English, German and French.

21/05/2013

The European Union explained - Employment and social affairs - Promoting jobs, inclusion and social policy as an investment  (21/05/2013)

Catalog N. : NA-70-12-003-EN-C

This publication is a part of a series that explains what the EU does in different policy areas, why the EU is involved and what the results are. You can see online which ones are available and download them at: http://europa.eu/pol/index_en.htm.

08/01/2013

Employment and Social Developments in Europe 2012  (08/01/2013)

Catalog N. : KE-BD-12-001-EN-C

DG Employment builds on the first Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) Review in this second edition, by conducting an analysis of the economic and social situation in the EU. Following a year which has seen several Member States witnessing escalating debt crises, public spending is decreasing. With different parts of the EU seeing different social and employment trends, finding the right policy responses in certain key areas is crucial. Long-term employment exclusion, its impact on the labour market and the broader social dimension, is considered in this context. The functioning and efficiency of various social protection systems is also examined, with a particular focus on the effect of distributional and design aspects. Finally, the Review looks at the impact of wage developments and the problem of skill mismatches as well, concluding a fair and equitable structural adjustment agenda is needed. This publication will be available in printed format in English. All the graphs and tables included in this report can be downloaded both in gif and excel format by accessing the individual chapters.

07/01/2013

Policy Brief on Senior Entrepreneurship  (07/01/2013)

Catalog N. : KE-BE-12-002-EN-N

As the population in the EU continues to age, counteracting the resulting demographic forces is becoming increasingly important. Helping these people remain economically active has the potential to have important economic and social benefits, not only for the target group, but for society on the whole. The European Commission and OECD have joined forces to produce a brochure, which emphasises the importance of a shift in entrepreneurship policy within this demographic, to encourage it to become more active. In this context, it examines a range of different initiatives and schemes that could be implemented to promote business start-ups by older people.This brochure will be available online in English, German and French.

12/10/2012

Long-term Unemployment - EEO Review 2012  (12/10/2012)

Catalog N. : KE-AZ-12-002-EN-N

As the EU continues to try to overcome the current economic crisis, the reduction of unemployment – and in particular long-term unemployment (LTU) – is a priority for citizens and policymakers alike. This report looks at how LTU has changed at national and EU level, and tries to identify groups according to age, gender, educational level, migrant/ethnic minority status, job sector/occupation and region of residence. Structural factors (skills mismatches, insurance contribution policies etc) on the demand and supply side seeking to explain these trends are examined, before the report starts analyzing different policy options that could be used to overcome this problem. This publication is available in electronic format in English, French and German.

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.

06/09/2012

Policy Brief on Youth Entrepreneurship  (06/09/2012)

Catalog N. : KE-BE-12-001-EN-N

The OECD and European Commission have produced a new policy brief on youth entrepreneurship. It covers the scale of self-employment and entrepreneurship activities undertaken by young people, including by gender, education level, industry sector, country and sub-national geographic areas, as well as the drivers for and barriers to youth entrepreneurship and self-employment. The policy brief also presents policy lessons from evidence on entrepreneurship activities and policy experience. This publication is available online only in English, French and German.

08/06/2012

EEO Review - Employment Policies to Promote Active Ageing 2012  (08/06/2012)

Catalog N. : KE-AZ-12-001-EN-N

In January 2012, 33 national articles on the theme of employment policies to promote active ageing 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. This publication is available in electronic format in English, French and German.