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With still nearly 6 million more people unemployed in December 2015 than in March 2008, there is a wide consensus in the EU on the importance of expanding employment as the main means of reducing poverty among the population of working age.
The European Commission joins forces with Member States and stakeholders in a further step to fight social dumping and to ensure fairness on the European labour market.
In vista dell’attuazione da parte della Commissione europea del piano d’azione per l’integrazione dei cittadini di paesi terzi (ossia di paesi non UE), questo nuovo numero di Social Agenda analizza la questione dei rifugiati dal punto di vista dell’occupazione, degli affari sociali e in un’ottica di inclusione.
A new Flash Report prepared by the European Social policy Network (ESPN) has just become available and provides information on recent debates in Italy regarding citizenship and migration legislation.
The Active Ageing Index (AAI) measures to what extent the potential of older people is used to contribute to the economy and society through paid and unpaid activities and through living independent, healthy and safe lives. Developed within a joint management project of the European Commission and the UN Economic Commission for Europe, the AAI was first applied to EU Member States at the national level in 2012. This Peer Review discussed the possible application of the AAI at local level and was held in Germany which has been piloting a feasibility study on calculating an AAI at the local level.
The Commission currently prepares the final draft of ESCO in the English reference language.
In Europe’s highly developed welfare states, disposable household income depends not only on households’ revenues from gainful activities and capital – and hence economic activity – but also on tax and benefit systems which play a major role.
Cancer is the first cause of work-related deaths in the EU, accounting for 53% of the total. The number of deaths attributed to occupational cancer in the EU is reported to be around 102,000 per year.
The European Commission has proposed to provide Belgium with €1.8 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 488 workers made redundant by several manufacturers of construction machinery in the province of Hainaut (Wallonia, Belgium).
An increasing number of Europeans are working part-time. This can be a positive development if it means that people can choose more freely the balance between work and other pursuits – and between income and leisure – or if it brings employment opportunities to people who were previously excluded from the labour market: such as mothers, older workers, and students.