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29/09/2011

Transferability of Skills across Economic Sectors: Role and Importance for Employment at European Level  (29/09/2011)

Catalog N. : KE-32-11-836-EN-C

Economic restructuring requires a flexible workforce with a range of transferable skills. This publication analyses the role of such skills in career pathways and the labour market, and levels of skill transferability across sectors in the current context and during the years leading up to 2020. It also looks at the roles of actors involved in promoting transferability and methods for enhancing job mobility, before making final recommendations. This publication is available in printed format in English, French and German and appendices (EU survey; good practice examples; EU workshops; knowledge and skills’ transferability in 2020; definitions of basic terms; importance of human capital stock during economic recession; methodological background of skills transferability analysis; outputs of skills transferability analysis; extended information on players and tools; extended information on recommendations) can be found only online under the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=784&langId=en.

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.

01/04/2011

An Agenda for new skills and jobs - A European contribution towards full employment  (01/04/2011)

Catalog N. : KE-31-11-083-EN-C

The EU initiative "An Agenda for new skills and jobs" forms part of the Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. A key aim of Europe 2020 is to ensure that 75 % of men and women aged 20-64 are in employment by 2020. The Strategy also aims to cut the number of early school leavers to 10% and increase the number of young people in higher or equivalent vocational education to at least 40%. The Agenda proposes thirteen actions which will contribute to improving the functioning of Europe's labour market. They will help to increase job flexibility and security, provide incentives to invest in training, ensure decent working conditions and facilitate job creation. 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.

25/11/2010

Employment in Europe 2010  (25/11/2010)

Catalog N. : KE-AH-10-001-EN-C

Produced annually by the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, the Employment in Europe report is now in its 22nd year. It has become one of the main tools of the European Commission for supporting Member States in analysis, formulation and implementation of their employment policies. Employment in Europe 2010 begins by assessing EU labour market adjustment since the onset of the economic crisis, taking account of the crisis’ impact and future prospects. It also analyses EU and Member State policies aimed at mitigating the effects of the crisis and supporting recovery, and looks ahead to their gradual phasing out. The Report then examines the need to reduce segmentation in labour markets and improve the job situation of young people before drawing conclusions on the way forward. This publication is available in printed format in English only. Please note that the “Employment in Europe 2010” report is now also available as a user-friendly, navigable html version.

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.

11/10/2010

European Employment Observatory Review: Self-employment in Europe 2010  (11/10/2010)

Catalog N. : KE-AN-10-001-EN-C

Self-employment makes a considerable contribution to the EU economy in terms of entrepreneurship and job creation and accounted for almost 15% of total employment in the Union in 2009. However, it also carries a degree of risk and EU-level policies have been developed over a number of years to support self-employment and small and medium-sized enterprises. Such measures have been stepped up in the light of the economic crisis and its impact, both at EU- and Member State-level. The European Employment Observatory Review for 2010 on self-employment in Europe provides an introduction to the self-employment situation in Europe including the impact of the economic crisis, its role in the labour market, attitudes towards the subject and problems faced by the self-employed. The Review then assesses national labour market policies and crisis recovery measures and examines the quality of self-employed work and actions to improve this, before providing some final conclusions. 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.