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15/12/2011

Employment and Social Developments in Europe 2011  (15/12/2011)

Catalog N. :KE-BD-11-001-EN-C

The economic, financial and sovereign debt crises and subsequent austerity measures underline the need for a more integrated approach to employment and social policy. This review merges two previous European Commission reports on these areas. It begins with an overview of the current European employment and social situation before looking at recent shifts in Europe's job structure and in income inequality. The review then examines patterns of poverty and social exclusion in Europe and the phenomenon of in-work poverty. Issues of active ageing, intra-EU labour mobility and the impact of enlargement are also covered. The review is available in English only.

All the graphs and tables included in this report can be downloaded both in gif and excel format by accessing the individual chapters here.

14/10/2011

European Employment Observatory Review - Adapting unemployment benefit systems to the economic cycle, 2011  (14/10/2011)

Catalog N. :KE-AZ-11-001-EN-C

As a result of the economic crisis, unemployment has increased across Europe, leaving many people in need of financial support to avoid falling into poverty as well as help to find a new job. In response to the high levels of unemployment brought about by the recession, European countries have increased expenditure on LMPs, including both ALMPs and passive measures providing income support, such as unemployment benefits. This European Employment Observatory (EEO) Review summarizes the key messages emerging from 33 national articles on the theme of ‘adapting unemployment benefit systems to the economic cycle’ which were produced in July 2011 by the EEO network of SYSDEM experts. The summary provides a discussion of unemployment and expenditure on labour market policies in Europe using data collected at European level; the different unemployment benefit (UB) systems and labour market incentives in place across the 33 countries covered by the Review; the different reforms to UB systems implemented across Europe during the economic crisis; and the national responses to the reform priorities identified in the Europe 2020 Framework. This publication is available in printed format in English, French and German.

12/09/2011

Social Europe guide - Volume 1 - Employment Policy  (12/09/2011)

Catalog N. :KE-BC-11-001-C

The Social Europe guide is a bi-annual publication aimed at providing to an interested but not necessarily specialised audience a concise overview of specific areas of EU policy in the field of employment, social affairs and inclusion. It illustrates the key issues and challenges, explains policy actions and instruments at EU level and provides examples of best practices from EU Member States. It also presents views on the subject from the Council Presidency and the European Parliament. This first volume in this series focuses on the biggest challenges the EU is facing in the area of employment. In particular, it describes EU actions to fight unemployment, develop new skills and create new jobs. It also explains the role of employment policy in the context of the Europe 2020 strategy and European economic governance. The last chapter outlines main orientations for EU employment policy in the future. This publication is available in printed format in English, French and German.

01/04/2011

European Employment Observatory Review - Youth employment measures - 2010  (01/04/2011)

Catalog N. :KE-AZ-10-002-EN-C

Young people have been hit hard by the economic downturn with the EU youth unemployment rate reaching 20%. This review summarises messages from 33 national articles on this theme, linking them to policy developments, studies and data. It details the European and national contexts before examining measures to promote youth employment. These cover education, training, labour market and benefit policies, as well as measures to address problematic aspects and labour market actors’ roles. Following this, final conclusions are drawn. This publication is available in printed format in English, French and German.

20/12/2010

The European Employment Strategy - Working to Improve Employment in Europe  (20/12/2010)

Catalog N. :KE-31-10-900-EN-C

Increasing the number of people in work is vital for social cohesion and poverty reduction. Achieving this in Europe requires coordination of national employment policies, in which the European Employment Strategy plays a key role. This leaflet explains the functioning of the Strategy and the challenges which it faces. It also outlines the bodies involved in helping to increase employment and education levels and cut poverty in the EU, in line with the 2020 targets. It is available in printed format in 22 EU official languages.

09/11/2010

Investing in well being at work — Addressing psychosocial risks in times of change  (09/11/2010)

Catalog N. :KE-31-10-620-EN-C

As part of the EU’s employment and social solidarity programme, PROGRESS, this publication “Investing in well-being at work” looks at the psychosocial risks in time of change. There is a growing body of evidence of the potential negative effects that restructuring has on the health of workers and their families. Uncertainty and job insecurity also represent an important link between restructuring programmes and effects on employees’ health (depression, absenteeism, difficulty sleeping ...). This leaflet highlights some of the central issues associated with organizational change, restructuring, health and well-being, and explains what can be done to prepare organizations and people more effectively for major changes. This publication is available in printed format in English, French and German.

09/06/2010

European Employment Observatory Review - The employment dimension of economic greening (2009)  (09/06/2010)

Catalog N. :KE-AN-09-002-EN-C

The concept of 'going green' is spreading in the EU and is having a significant impact on the economy. This greening of the economy is expected to have wide-spread effects on EU industries and the labour market. This European Employment Observatory Review looks at the influence of the greening of the economy on European employment. The report analyses both the risks and benefits of the green economy and identifies measures that can be taken to limit such risks.  It is available in English, French and German.

24/03/2010

European Employment Observatory Review: spring 2009  (24/03/2010)

Catalog N. :KE-AN-09-001-EN-C

Countries across Europe are facing new labour challenges, due in large part to the global financial crisis. Countries have been affected in different ways and their responses to the situation have differed to reflect their priorities. The Spring 2009 European Employment Observatory Review provides an overview of labour market policies across the 27 EU Members States, Croatia, Turkey and Norway. The document details developments on the national level and links them to EU policy priorities. It is available in English, French and German.

05/03/2010

EGF - European Globalisation Adjustment Fund - Lost your job? The EGF may be able to help  (05/03/2010)

Catalog N. :KE-31-09-244-EN-D

The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund is a key part of Europe's response to the global financial crisis. This leaflet provides background on the creation, purpose and activities of the Fund, including job-search assistance, training and certification.  It also details who is eligible for to receive support and details where they can get additional information on the EGF. It is available in printed format in English, French and German and in electronic format in all other EU official languages.