European society and labour markets are changing rapidly. These changes are driven by a range of factors including globalisation, technological developments and population ageing.
The European Commission provides support for policy-makers by analysing important social and labour market trends. Please see the following sections of this website for further information:
It evaluates the impact of EU policies and programmes, in order to make sure that these help to create jobs, tackle social issues and promote equal opportunities. Please see the following section of this website for further information:
More than 50 studies are published by the European Commission each year. Most of these studies are funded by the EU's PROGRESS programme. Studies commissioned by the European Commission in the area of employment, social affairs and equal opportunities are available on this website through the documents database.