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Working moms – 'having it all' not yet a standard in Europe 30/09/2015

Working moms – 'having it all' not yet a standard in Europe

62 per cent of the employment growth before the crisis was due to increased female labour force participation (EU27: 2000-2008). However, there is still plenty of unused work and human capital potential among women.

Labour market institutions: One index to rule them all 23/09/2015

Labour market institutions: One index to rule them all

How well are EU governments doing in terms of labour market rules and policies? Does the quality of their action match labour market outcomes, such as getting a job or moving from a temporary to a permanent contract? Do successful countries have something in common? We created a "super-index" to find out.

Representatives of the EU and South Korea shake hands 21/09/2015

South Korea to improve labour rights under EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement

A comprehensive joint statement on labour rights was adopted during an EU-Korea meeting on 9 and 10 September about trade and sustainable development under the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

Young people waiting for a job interview 18/09/2015

Re-employment of the long-term unemployed - a pressing European challenge

Despite the decline in unemployment since 2013, long-term unemployment has only now ceased rising and the prospects of returning to jobs for those who have been unemployed for more than one year remain very low.

A young and older man looking through the jobs ads section of a newspaper 17/09/2015

Europe takes action to help 12 million long-term unemployed get back to work

The European Commission has proposed guidance today to Member States to better help long-term unemployed return to work.

Young person looking at offers on job board 16/09/2015

The majority of the unemployed in the EU do not receive unemployment benefits

In all EU countries, social security systems are in place to provide a safety net to those who lose their jobs. Much has been said about the generosity of unemployment benefits that may entice workers to stay at home rather than to look for a job, or about the need to make sure that the unemployed receiving benefits also meet obligations to actually look for a job or get training.

Four road signs with the words 'Progress', 'EURES', 'EaSI' and 'Microfinance' 11/09/2015

Performance of the EU Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme in 2014

2014 was the first implementation year of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). To ensure a high visibility and to respond to accountability needs, a report has been published on the performance of the EaSI programme, which consists of three axes: the Progress, EURES, and Microfinance and Social Entrepreneurship axis.

Supervisor, white-collar worker and business woman standing in front of a laptop. 10/09/2015

Free movement of workers: challenges and opportunities at local level

Reports from four cities examine the impact of free movement of EU workers at a local level, on the basis of studies conducted in Frankfurt, Leeds, Milan and Rotterdam in 2014/2015.

Two female entrepreneurs in front of their shop 09/09/2015

Entrepreneurship: an avenue back to work for all?

Entrepreneurship helps to create jobs and develop skills, and to include the unemployed and disadvantaged in society and the economy.

G20 labour and employment ministers 08/09/2015

Commissioner Thyssen welcomes the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers' commitment to address youth unemployment

At the 6th G20 Labour and Employment Ministers' meeting in Ankara, Turkey, on 3-4 September, Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Labour Mobility and Skills, welcomed the agreement to tackle unemployment of youth most at risk of never having a job.