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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.