About this consultation

Consultation period
2 May 2018 - 31 July 2018
Employment and social affairs

Consultation outcome

The Commission will summarise the replies after the end of the consultation period into a synopsis report that will be made public. Your replies will serve as important input when evaluating the 2016 Council Recommendation on the integration of the long-term unemployed into the labour market. 

Target group

All citizens, organisations and public authorities are welcome to respond to this consultation. In particular, the consultation seeks to gather views from individual citizens, in their personal or professional capacity, civil society organisations working on the issue of long-term unemployment as well as employment and social services providers, employers and public authorities at both national and local level.


Objective of the consultation

The aim of this consultation is to gather views on the measures proposed in the Council Recommendation on the integration of the long-term unemployed into the labour market (2016/C 67/01), and on their implementation, as well as to shed light on future possible action to support the long-term unemployed. 

Addressing long-term unemployment - unemployment lasting more than 12 months - is a key political priority of the Commission's jobs and growth strategy. On 15 February 2016, the Council adopted the Recommendation.

Two years since its adoption, an evaluation on the actions taken by Member States and the Commission to implement the Recommendation is being undertaken. 

The views expressed in this consultation will feed into this evaluation. The Commission will then report to the Council in 2019, based on the evaluation results.  

How to submit your response

Please submit your responses via the online questionnaire available in 23 languages.

The questionnaire takes around 15 minutes to complete and you may pause at any point and continue later. You can download the questionnaire in PDF format before starting, if you wish to prepare. It is possible to edit your answers after submitting them, providing that you do so before the submission deadline. Once you have submitted your answers, you may download a copy of your completed responses.

At the end of the questionnaire you will be given the possibility to upload supporting documents (max: 1MB) to complement your contribution. Please do not include any personal data in those documents if you opt for anonymous publication.

Should you have any questions while answering the survey, please visit the Help page for participants.

Reference documents

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