This Peer Review, held in Prague, discussed Czech family policy at a time of change, and more specifically the future shape of the country’s early childhood education and care. Drawing on the experience of peer countries, international experts, the European Commission as well as local and European stakeholder organisations, it identified a number of practical lessons both for the Czech Republic and for the EU as a whole.
With support from the Youth Guarantee scheme, many young people in Europe have managed to find a job or follow a course which gives their career a boost. Here's the story of Andrei, from Romania.
The economic crisis has put income inequality high on the political agenda. Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the 21st century" made the topic also a subject of coffee breaks, while Wilkinson and Pickett's "The Spirit Level" illustrated how inequality is associated with various social ills in our societies.
Labour market policies comprise a range of financial and practical policy interventions that can help people when they face difficulties in the labour market. They aim to bring the unemployed and the inactive into employment and help people in low-quality or threatened jobs find better employment opportunities.
The European Commission has today launched a public consultation on how to improve work-life balance and reduce obstacles to women's participation in the labour market, thereby contributing to the employment headline target of the Europe 2020 Strategy.
Today at the Enterprise 2020 Summit, the European Commission and business leaders launched the 'European Pact for Youth' to improve partnerships between business and education to boost the chances of young people getting jobs.
With support from the Youth Guarantee scheme, many young people in Europe have managed to find a job or follow a course which gives their career a boost. Here's the story of Sandrina, from Portugal.
Updated regularly, the 'Catalogue of Measures' provides an insight into the labour market reforms taking place across 32 European countries (the 28 Member States of the EU, plus Iceland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey and Serbia).
With the onset of the crisis, employment rates and especially youth employment and youths' labour market performance deteriorated quite rapidly in the EU. A chart featured in the Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review of June 2015 showed that the worst seems to be over, but it remains to be seen whether this trend reversal is confirmed.
The European Commission has launched today a first stage consultation with EU social partner organisations on how to improve work-life balance and reduce obstacles to women's participation in the labour market.