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.
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.
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.
Catalog N. : KE-31-10-900-PT-C
É essencial aumentar o número de pessoas empregadas para a coesão social e para a redução da pobreza. Para se atingir este objectivo na Europa é necessária a coordenação das políticas de emprego nacionais, em que a Estratégia Europeia para o Emprego tem um papel fundamental. A presente brochura explica como funciona esta estratégia e quais os desafios que se lhe colocam. Indica igualmente quais os organismos implicados na ajuda para aumentar o emprego e os níveis de educação e para reduzir a pobreza na UE, de acordo com as metas estabelecidas para 2020. Esta publicação está disponível em versão impressa em todas as línguas oficiais da UE.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Catalog N. : KE-73-19-185-EN-C
While it seems that the recession is coming to an end in many parts of Europe, challenges for the EU’s labour markets and social security systems remain. Set against this background, this brochure presents 27 examples of effective and innovative labour market measures that have been implemented or modified by Member States in response to the economic crisis. They range from short-time work - with varying degrees of flexibility and different subsidies - to suspending contracts and on-the-jobtraining, sometimes co-financed by the European Social Fund. These examples provide an excellent opportunity for all to share and learn from the most successful methods - in the best European tradition. This publication is available in English only.