The aim of this study is to allow the Commission to update the calibration and further operationalize the existing Labour Market Model. This model has been set up by external experts in order to improve the European Commission’s understanding of transmission mechanisms of labour market policies in the context of the European Employment Strategy. The Labour Market Model is used to provide a theoretical and empirical basis for identifying the possible direction and intensity of the effects of labour market policies. It uses actual economic data to estimate how an economy might react to changes in labour market policies or other policy reforms or external factor.
The Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) launched in 2013 provides funding of €6.4 billion to support youth employment by targeting young people aged below 25 years (or below 29 in some Member States) who are not in employment, education or training and who reside in the regions of the European Union particularly affected by unemployment. This study provides an overview of the implementation progress of the YEI from September 2013 to the end of November 2015 across the 20 eligible Member States. It also includes an in-depth analysis for a sample of countries and key points from the national evaluations.
This paper summarises 29 operational programmes financed by the European Social Fund and/or the European Regional Development Fund under the objective “enhancing institutional capacity of public authorities and stakeholders and efficient public administration” (thematic objective 11). It was prepared with the view of informing the evolution of the ‘Quality of Public Administration Toolbox for Practitioners’, a practical guide for civil and judicial administrations to the challenges of good governance.
This report focuses on retirement regimes for workers in arduous and hazardous jobs in 35 European countries. It is based on the country reports prepared by the national independent experts of the European Social Policy Network. The report provides an overview of the end-of-career policy measures and assesses the retirement pathways and income adequacy of workers in arduous and hazardous jobs. It also discusses recent and ongoing reforms, identifies best practices and policy challenges and provides recommendations for EU countries and the EU alike.
This Synthesis Report addresses the work-life balance of carers of dependent persons by examining three main social policy arrangements: leave schemes, cash benefits and benefits in kind. It is based on the 35 country reports produced by the experts of the European Social Policy Network.
On 26 April 2007, the European social partners BUSINESSEUROPE, UEAPME, CEEP and ETUC signed an autonomous framework agreement on violence and harassment at work which requires that the member federations of signatory parties cooperate on the improvement of working conditions by establishing and promoting mechanisms to identify, prevent and manage problems of harassment and violence occurring at the workplace. This study and annexes provide an assessment of the implementation of the agreement at national level, while taking into account the procedures and practices specific to management and labour in each country, as well as information on the extent of the phenomenon across Europe.
This publication is available in electronic format only in English.
This paper is a joint effort by the OECD and the European Commission to make a first evaluation of the situation on refugees on the labour market. It is based on the 2014 EU Labour Force Survey. Available evidence confirms that refugees are one of the most vulnerable groups when it comes to labour market integration but show however, significant differences across European countries.
Cette synthèse sur les stratégies et politiques pour soutenir le changement d’échelle et la maximisation de l’impact des entreprises sociales a été réalisée dans le cadre d’une coopération pluriannuelle entre le programme LEED de l’OCDE et la direction générale de l’emploi, des affaires sociales et de l’inclusion de la Commission européenne. Elle commence par définir ce qu’est une entreprise sociale et ce que signifie le changement d’échelle dans le contexte des entreprises sociales. Ensuite, elle compare les schémas de changement d’échelle des entreprises sociales et des entreprises conventionnelles, confrontant impact social et maximisation des profits, étudiant les types de biens et services concernés, mais aussi les relations entre les parties prenantes. Elle poursuit en présentant des stratégies précises de changement d’échelle pour maximiser l’impact des entreprises sociales et, pour finir, met en lumière les difficultés et réponses politiques à cet égard.
Étant donné le rôle crucial que le dialogue social joue pour le modèle social européen en promouvant la compétitivité, l’équité, la prospérité économique et le bien-être soial, la Commission européenne soutient le dialogue social au sein de l’UE. Au coeur de cet effort se trouve l’initiative «Un nouveau départ pour le dialogue social», une entreprise conjointe menée par les institutions européennes
et les partenaires sociaux qui vise à consolider davantage le dialogue social aux niveaux européen et national.
Addressing long-term unemployment is one of the objectives of the European Network of Public Employment Services (PES), as defined in Art 2 of the Decision on enhanced cooperation between PES. In its work programme for 2015, the Network included activities addressing the role of PES in the area of long term unemployment including (at the request of the European Commission, EC), a working group on the integration of the long term unemployed.
This publication is available only in English in electronic format.