The area where Nikolay Krastev grew up in Bulgaria is dominated by the agriculture and service industries. Having studied music at school, and with his only work experience being at a petrol station, he struggled to find a permanent job and soon found himself unemployed.
The European Commission has launched a public consultation in the context of the mid-term evaluation of the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).
When Tina Fonovic left university with both a Bachelor of Law and a Masters in Marketing Communications, she was full of confidence and certain she’d find a job easily. Two years later and that confidence had faded.
Today's edition of the Employment and Social Development in Europe (ESDE) Quarterly Review autumn 2016 confirms the strengthening of employment growth in the EU, observed over the last two and a half years.
After leaving school, Aristea Zachari was unemployed for three months and increasingly dependent on her parents. A visit to the local career office introduced her to the Youth Guarantee scheme and the opportunities it offers unemployed young people in Greece.
Today, the European Commission adopted a Communication that highlights the main achievements of the Youth Guarantee and Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) since their launch in 2013 and draws lessons on how to improve the EU and national efforts on deploying national Youth Guarantee schemes.
Today, the Commission has adopted a proposal to revise the Europass Decision.
Today the second Stakeholders' Forum of the 'Initiative to Promote Fundamental Labour Rights and Practices in Myanmar' took place in Yangon, Myanmar.
A recent OECD Policy Brief on early childhood education and care (ECEC) discusses the importance of ECEC, the current landscape in Europe and the policy structures which could help young children and contribute towards breaking the cycle of disadvantage. ECEC matters. When it is affordable parents have the opportunity to engage in the workforce and bring in additional income. When it is of high quality, children can enhance their cognitive and social development, particularly children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Six new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social policy Network (ESPN) have just become available and provide information on recent policy initiatives in Germany, Liechtenstein, Greece and France.