FMW, the online Journal on free movement of workers within the European Union, is a twice-yearly publication coordinated by the network of experts on free movement of workers, through a Board of Advisors, under the supervision of the European Commission. Its aim is to develop academic interest and stimulate debate on this fundamental area of European law. In this second issue, we turn to two issues of central concern to EU workers who are using their free movement rights: the right to employment in a host Member State’s public sector for EU workers and the right to family life with family members in the host state.If you are interested in contributing to the Journal, please contact us at: email@example.com. This online Journal is available in English only.
Issue 27 of Social Agenda has a special feature on restructuring and also looks at demographic developments, including an interview on the topic with European Parliament Employment and Social Affairs Committee Chair, Pervenche Berès. Other subjects include opening of labour markets to workers from new Member States, the Youth@Work action and moves to green the global economy. Along with regular items such as latest news, the issue presents a new Commission guide for organising social services and outcomes of the recent EU pension consultation. Social Agenda is available in English, French and German.
Issue 26 of Social Agenda magazine examines the policies and instruments that the European Union has put in place to help EU countries to achieve their employment and growth objectives. It also looks at the legacy of the 2010 European Year, and in particular at the EU’s new flagship initiative aimed at fighting poverty and social exclusion throughout Europe. This magazine’s edition also reports on the latest demographic developments in the EU, on the launch of the microfinance initiative in support of small entrepreneurs and it presents the Commission’s new campaign to inform citizens of their social security rights when moving within the EU. It is available in English, French and German.
Issue 25 of Social Agenda magazine examines the challenge of ensuring sustainable pensions for all as Europe’s population ages while its workforce shrinks. It also looks at the European Commission’s Youth on the Move initiative, designed to give young people the skills and opportunities they need to get a foothold into the job market. This magazine’s edition also reports on work-related health problems in the EU, on the European Award for Accessible Cities, and it presents the Commission’s new strategy for gender equality as well as its new guide to socially responsible public procurement. It is available in English, French and German.
FMW, the online Journal on free movement of workers within the European Union, is a twice-yearly publication coordinated by the network of experts on free movement of workers, through a Board of Advisors, under the supervision of the European Commission.Its aim is to develop academic interest and stimulate debate on this fundamental area of European law. In this first issue, lawyer and author Esther Weizsäcker contributes to the debate on possible changes in the regulatory framework for the recognition of professional qualifications. Professor Kees Groenendijk addresses the issue of equal treatment of workers and the remedies available to enforce their rights. Finally, Professor Catherine Barnard discusses the consequences of the Commission v Luxembourg case on the posting of workers in the UK. If you are interested in contributing to the Journal, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This online Journal is available in English only.
Issue 24 of Social Agenda focuses on the situation of Roma in the EU and on the most effective ways to promote their inclusion in society. It also examines the need to improve and adapt the skills of Europe’s workforce to respond to future job market demands. The issue looks at the social costs of the economic crisis and introduces the European Progress Microfinance Facility, aimed at those who wish to start or expand a small business. The magazine also reports on European citizens' perceptions of gender equality and on the achievements of the European social dialogue. It is available in English, French and German.
Issue 23 of Social Agenda focuses on the 2010 European Year for combating poverty and social exclusion and on the efforts deployed to address this issue across the EU. It also takes a look at women in corporate Europe and examines the reasons why they are still underrepresented in high-level positions. And last but not least, the April edition introduces the magazine’s new layout and graphic design. It is available in English, French and German.
This issue of DG Employment's flagship magazine, Social Agenda, focuses on the EU's health and safety standards in the workplace. The magazine looks at the wide range of measures the EU has put into place to ensure workers' safety, including the Community strategy 2007-2012 on health and safety, the sharing of best practices across the EU and efforts to reduce injuries in the healthcare sector. This issue also investigates how public perceptions about employment have changed since the onset of the economic crisis and looks at Commission initiatives to combat its effects, such as micro-financing for small businesses. It is available in English, French and German.
Older people are a large and growing section of the EU's population. But the context of demographic ageing often gives rise to a negative narrative about older people being a growing burden to society. Issue 21 of the Social Agenda magazine is devoted to jumping the generation gap. The special feature looks at the new challenges and opportunities arising from the shift towards demographic ageing, while former Director-General of DG Employment Nikolaus G. van der Pas reminisces on his four years at the helm of the Directorate-General. In addition, this issue reports on the views and concerns of European citizens on the relations between generations in an ageing society, and examines the many ways in which older people contribute to social cohesion through volunteer work. This magazine is available in English, French and German.
This issue's "Special feature" looks at the ways in which EU employment and social policy can help cushion the impact of the crisis, in particular on the labour market, thanks to a targeted use of existing instruments such as the European Social Fund and the Globalization Adjustment Fund (p. 18). This magazine is available in English, French and German.