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The Missing Entrepreneurs 2017 is the fourth edition in a series of publications that examine how public policies at national, regional and local levels can support job creation, economic growth and social inclusion by overcoming obstacles to business start-ups and self-employment by people from disadvantaged or under-represented groups in entrepreneurship. It shows that there is substantial potential to combat unemployment and increase labour market participation by facilitating business creation in populations such as women, youth, the unemployed, and migrants. However, the specific problems they face need to be recognised and addressed with effective and efficient policy measures.
The Labour Market and Wage Developments in Europe report analyses the labour market from a macroeconomic perspective. It provides an analysis of recent employment and wage developments, looking at the euro area and the EU as a whole in comparison with its global trading partners. The 2017 edition shows that job creation continued to progress in 2016 and the first half of 2017 and analyses the reasons behind this improvement. The report also focuses on the structural and institutional determinants of labour market segmentation in the EU, focussing in particular on temporary employment and self-employment without employees.
This paper focuses on how national PES can facilitate labour market transitions for those people in new atypical forms of work (such as jobs in the "gig" economy). Based on the responses of national PES the paper looks at the availability of training, course curricula, client profiles, skill needs identification and the use of technology in both the promotion and delivery of training. PES responses indicate that the necessary adaptations to the traditional PES model have not yet been introduced by most PES. The paper concludes with good practices to facilitate adaptation to the new world of work. They include more flexible availability of training; more broad-based course curricula; a more heterogeneous client profile; the identification of skills needs and the use of technology to deliver flexible training remotely.
A l'approche de la prochaine Semaine européenne des compétences professionnelles (20-24 novembre), la commissaire européenne Marianne Thyssen souligne l’importance stratégique de l'enseignement et la formation professionnels et des compétences pour relever les défis actuels de l’Europe. Outre un dossier spécial sur les compétences, ce numéro présente trois options pour la politique sociale de l’Europe à l’horizon 2025 qui font actuellement l'objet d'un débat dans toute l’Union. Il comprend aussi un article sur les nouvelles formes de travail et sur les mesures qui sont envisagées pour garantir que tous les travailleurs aient accès la protection sociale et aux services publics de l’emploi, et que tout le monde puisse bénéficier de contrats de travail appropriés. Un article sur la Grèce analyse l'action du Fonds social européen pour aider le pays à mettre en place un régime de revenu minimum.
The Employment and Social Development in Europe (ESDE) Quarterly Review highlights continuing economic growth in the EU together with a steady decrease in unemployment.
The number of employed in the EU has reached above 235 million in the second quarter of 2017. This is the highest level ever recorded and represents almost 4 million more people in employment than in 2008. Economic growth has been the main driver behind the recovery in employment. From the second quarter of 2016 to the second quarter of 2017, GDP grew by 2.4%.
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