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Energy efficiency, employment and SMEs are core focus of EU 2014-2020 Cohesion Policy says new Commission report 23/07/2014

Energy efficiency, employment and SMEs are core focus of EU 2014-2020 Cohesion Policy says new Commission report

The European Commission's 6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion published today shows that EU Cohesion Policy is delivering on the growth goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy by creating jobs and reducing disparities across Europe.

Commission proposes €700,000 from Globalisation Fund to help redundant workers in the carpentry sector in Spain 21/07/2014

Commission proposes €700,000 from Globalisation Fund to help redundant workers in the carpentry sector in Spain

The European Commission has proposed to provide Spain with €700,000 from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 400 workers made redundant in the carpentry and joinery sector in the Castilla y León region to find new jobs.

Youth Employment Initiative: €1.1 billion of EU money to tackle youth unemployment in Italy 11/07/2014

Youth Employment Initiative: €1.1 billion of EU money to tackle youth unemployment in Italy

The European Commission has adopted today the national Operational Programme for the implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) in Italy.

Commission proposes €960,000 from Globalisation Fund to help redundant bar and restaurant workers in Spain 11/07/2014

Commission proposes €960,000 from Globalisation Fund to help redundant bar and restaurant workers in Spain

The European Commission has proposed to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 280 workers made redundant in the food and beverage service sector in Aragón (Spain) to find new jobs. The funds requested by the Spanish authorities, amounting to €960,000, would help former workers from small and medium-sized businesses.

Commission proposes €1.6 million from Globalisation Fund for Dutch construction workers 10/07/2014

Commission proposes €1.6 million from Globalisation Fund for Dutch construction workers

The European Commission has proposed to provide the Netherlands with €1.6 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 475 workers made redundant in the construction sector in the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel to find new jobs.

Youth Employment Initiative: Commission and Member States meet to speed up implementation of €6bn euro dedicated fund 08/07/2014

Youth Employment Initiative: Commission and Member States meet to speed up implementation of €6bn euro dedicated fund

Experts from the European Commission and Member States are meeting in Brussels on 11 July to accelerate the programming arrangements and practical implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative at a special seminar organised by the Commission.

Working time: Commission proposes rules for inland waterway workers based on a social partner agreement 07/07/2014

Working time: Commission proposes rules for inland waterway workers based on a social partner agreement

The European Commission has presented a proposal setting specific rules on working time for the inland waterway transport sector. This proposal would implement the agreement reached by EU-level representatives of employers and employees in this sector.

Call for experts: structured dialogue under ESI Funds (deadline 05/08) 04/07/2014

Call for experts: structured dialogue under ESI Funds (deadline 05/08)

The European Commission is looking for organisations to join the recently established structured dialogue group of experts on the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).

Commission outlines measures to maximise job opportunities in the green economy 01/07/2014

Commission outlines measures to maximise job opportunities in the green economy

The European Commission has adopted a Communication today outlining the employment challenges and opportunities of the current transition towards a green, low carbon, energy and resource-efficient economy. The Green Employment Initiative Communication presents an integrated framework to allow labour market and skill policies to play an active role to support this transition.

Employment and Social Situation: Quarterly Review indicates economic recovery is leaving many people behind 30/06/2014

Employment and Social Situation: Quarterly Review indicates economic recovery is leaving many people behind

The EU labour market is gradually recovering and, for the first time since 2011, GDP, employment and household incomes are growing. However, long-term unemployment is still increasing and the situation of households with low incomes has not improved.