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Young people and the labour market: a tale of two NEETs 01/06/2016

Young people and the labour market: a tale of two NEETs

Those suffering the most from the great recession of 2009 were arguably young people. Many of those leaving school to enter the world of work saw their chances on the labour market dramatically reduced. From 2008 to 2013, the employment rate for the 15-24 age group dropped from 37.3% to 32.1%. Over the same period, the unemployment rate increased from 15.9% to reach the historical peak of 23.7% in 2013.

Seminar on Making work pay 31/05/2016

Seminar on Making work pay

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.

New European Platform tackles undeclared work 27/05/2016

New European Platform tackles undeclared work

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.

Een aantal vluchtelingen probeert over een muur te kijken 26/05/2016

Social Agenda n°44– Integratie van vluchtelingen

Voordat de Europese Commissie een actieplan aanneemt inzake de integratie van onderdanen van derde landen (d.w.z. van buiten de EU), bekijken we in deze nieuwe editie van de Social Agenda de vluchtelingenproblematiek vanuit het oogpunt van werkgelegenheid, sociale zaken en inclusie.

25/05/2016

Citizenship and migration legislation in Italy

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.

Peer Review in Germany: Active Ageing Index at the local level 23/05/2016

Peer Review in Germany: Active Ageing Index at the local level

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.

20/05/2016

Ensuring completeness of ESCO through comparison with national occupational classifications

The Commission currently prepares the final draft of ESCO in the English reference language.

Household incomes in a decade of economic turbulence 18/05/2016

Household incomes in a decade of economic turbulence

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.

Commission proposes to protect workers better from cancer-causing chemicals
13/05/2016

Commission proposes to protect workers better from cancer-causing chemicals

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.

Commissie stelt voor 1,8 miljoen euro uit het globaliseringsfonds beschikbaar te stellen aan België 05/05/2016

Commissie stelt voor 1,8 miljoen euro uit het globaliseringsfonds beschikbaar te stellen aan België

De Europese Commissie heeft voorgesteld aan België 1,8 miljoen euro uit het Europees Fonds voor aanpassing aan de globalisering (EFG) beschikbaar te stellen om 488 ontslagen werknemers van verschillende fabrikanten van bouwmachines in de provincie Henegouwen (Wallonië) te helpen.