Crystalline silica is a mineral naturally abundant and a component of materials used in a wide variety of industries. However, prolonged inhalation of respirable crystalline silica may cause a specific type of lung damage. A multi-sectoral agreement bringing together social partners from 14 sectors was signed in 2006 to protect workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica, minimise the exposure through good practices and increasing the knowledge about potential health effects. This study provides an assessment of the implementation and impact of the agreement.
Cette brochure contient des informations utiles relatives à l’aide que le programme pour l’emploi et l’innovation sociale (EaSI) propose aux intermédiaires financiers qui octroient des financements à des entreprises sociales ou des microcrédits à des entrepreneurs. En savoir plus sur les différents instruments disponibles et sur la manière d’introduire une demande. Cette brochure est disponible en anglais, en français et en allemand, en version papier et en ligne.
This evaluation of the European Training Foundation (ETF) analyses the coherence, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the organisation, as well as providing insights as to the effectiveness and added value of its activities. The report shows that ETF effectively shapes the course of vocational education and training developments in partner countries although steps could be taken to further improve effectiveness in certain areas. Proposals are presented for a new intervention logic, as well as general recommendations for the improvement of the agency's functionality.
This practical guide provides an overview of the main obligations and existing tools and resources to help employers applying occupational safety and health rules. It addresses such issues as getting the most out of compulsory risk assessments, preventive and protective measures as well as training with concrete examples, illustrations and useful links.
Synthesis of a research project requested by the European Parliament, commissioned by the European Commission and prepared by a consortium led by the Centre for European Policy Studies.
The research was conducted by a consortium led by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). This consortium examined the macroeconomic impact of 18 European Unemployment Benefit Scheme (EUBS) variants and discussed various ways of dealing with such problems as the risk of permanent transfers across Member States, and incentives for Member States to shift costs of unemployment from the national to the European level or to reduce their investment in labour market integration (institutional moral hazard). Legal and operational issues, at the European and national level are also examined.
Responsibility for the information and views set out in the following reports lies entirely with the authors. It does not reflect the official opinion of the European Union.
Assessing Social Investment Synergies (ASIS) seeks to develop an evidence-based methodology for analysing the financial, economic and societal returns of social investment policies. This study explores in detail the effects of a selection of social policies in terms of poverty reduction, gender equality, employment, labour productivity and overall GDP growth.
This report presents the findings of the joint Hong Kong/Europe working group on a comparative analysis of the Honk Kong Qualifications Framework (HKQF) and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). One of the objectives is to enhance understanding and transparency of Hong Kong qualifications in Europe and the understanding in Hong Kong of qualifications linked to the EQF. This is expected to support mobility of learners and workers within and between countries.
The annual review of Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) provides analytical support for EU and national policy actions in pursuit of the Europe 2020 employment and social objectives. It considers the latest available data and provides analysis of key employment and
social developments and challenges in the EU and its Member States.
Labour market policies are financial and practical policies that can help people in disadvantaged groups in the labour market move from inactivity and unemployment into employment or find better fitting jobs. They are varied and include job searching mechanisms, activation interventions and income supports (unemployment benefits). A set of these policies are grouped together as "measures" or activation policies and include training, employment incentives, supported employment and rehabilitation, direct job creation, start-up incentives. The publication provides data on expenditure and participants in the different types of LMP intervention in 29 countries (EU Member States plus Norway) as well as related indicators that are used for monitoring the Employment Guidelines.