This paper is a joint effort by the OECD and the European Commission to make a first evaluation of the situation on refugees on the labour market. It is based on the 2014 EU Labour Force Survey. Available evidence confirms that refugees are one of the most vulnerable groups when it comes to labour market integration but show however, significant differences across European countries.
This policy brief on strategies and policies to scale the social impact of social enterprises was produced within a multiannual cooperation between the LEED programme of the OECD and the Directorate General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission. It begins by explaining what a social enterprise is and what scaling means in the context of social enterprises. It then compares the scaling patterns of social enterprises and conventional enterprises, looking at social impact vs. profit maximisation, the types of goods and services involved, and stakeholder relations. It goes on to examine specific strategies for scaling impact and also highlights the challenges and policy responses connected with this.
Considerando el importante papel que el diálogo social desempeña para el modelo social europeo promocionando la competitividad, la equidad, la prosperidad económica y el bienestar social, la Comisión Europea trabaja para fomentar el diálogo social en toda la Unión Europea. En el centro de este trabajo se encuentra «un nuevo comienzo para el diálogo social», un esfuerzo conjunto de las instituciones de la Unión y los interlocutores sociales que tiene por objeto seguir fortaleciendo el diálogo social a escala nacional y de la UE.
Addressing long-term unemployment is one of the objectives of the European Network of Public Employment Services (PES), as defined in Art 2 of the Decision on enhanced cooperation between PES. In its work programme for 2015, the Network included activities addressing the role of PES in the area of long term unemployment including (at the request of the European Commission, EC), a working group on the integration of the long term unemployed.
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En este folleto se explica cómo la UE y sus socios están mejorando la educación y formación profesionales (EFP) para que sean relevantes para los mercados de trabajo actuales y futuros. Se espera que el aprendizaje en el trabajo, el acceso a la EFP, la formación continua de los profesores y el reconocimiento de las competencias y las cualificaciones ayuden a crear puestos de trabajo y crecimiento. La Agenda de nuevas cualificaciones y empleos para Europa y las conclusiones de Riga sientan las bases para este proceso. El progreso en la consecución de los objetivos establecidos será supervisado por el CEDEFOP y la ETF.
This study looks into the availability of data on shortage occupations across the EU member states Public Employment Services, including Norway. It includes information on the methods, indicators and sources used to identify shortages and also presents a proposal for the development of a model for future data collection and exchange on bottleneck occupations in Europe.
The Dutch government’s declared aim is to move from a welfare state to a “participation society” built on citizens’ self-reliance and networking. Large parts of the social security system have been devolved to the municipalities. In response, most municipalities have set up Social Community Teams. The Peer Review held in The Hague (January 2016) discussed the use of SCTs to combat poverty. This report summarises the key issues discussed and the lessons learned. It is available in electronic format in English, French, German and Dutch.
The Peer Review on Prevention and Early Intervention Services to address children at risk of poverty was hosted by the Irish Department of Children and Youth Affairs. The seminar focussed on two priority issues in Ireland’s national children’s strategy: to lift 70,000 children out of consistent poverty by 2020 and to shift policy towards prevention and early intervention. This report summarises the key issues discussed and the lessons learned. It is available in electronic format in English, French and German.
If you are unemployed, looking for a new challenge or can’t find the skills you need for your company the European Job Days could be for you. Onsite or online, these Europe-wide recruitment fairs match jobseekers with employers in other European countries. Get to know more about the European (online) Job Days platform and read about jobseekers and employers success stories created thanks to the EURES network and the European (online) Job Days platform.
This study highlights the strong relation between unemployment, especially long-term unemployment, and poor self-perceived health. It shows that unemployment increased bad and very bad self-perceived health in European countries between 2004 and 2013. The longer the duration of unemployment, the stronger is the effect on self-perceived health. The study helps evaluate more comprehensively the impact of the crisis, (long-term) unemployment and inactivity on the health of individuals, thus showing that the labour market situation spills over into other important areas of public policy such as healthcare.