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Physical services are among the main jobs delivered via the digital employment platforms
Jun 27 2018

One in every 10 adults (16-74 years) in several EU countries has used online platforms at least once to provide labour services.

While for the majority it remains only a sporadic source of secondary income, 2% of the adult population works more than 20 hours a week or earns at least half of their income via online labour platforms.

The JRC have explored patterns of integration in labour markets across the EU
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Dec 20 2017
This study analyses immigrants’ employment trends in Member States to help build a knowledge base for policies designed to maximise integration in the EU’s labour markets.
The JRC’s new dataset shows maps of migrant communities across Europe.
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Oct 11 2017
The JRC has launched a data challenge to crowdsource policy ideas for integration, inviting researchers to use a new visual dataset mapping migrants in Europe. The maps show residential patterns at high resolution across 8 EU countries.
The new database publishes ICT-based services ensuring the dissemination of existing good practices and rasies awareness about them.
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Jul 03 2015

The JRC partnered with EUROCARERS to launch a new online database of digital services for carers of older people to assist carers in fulfilling their activities.

Dec 11 2013

The European Commission has adopted the JRC's first Work Programme for 2014-2015 under Horizon 2020, the new EU strategy to boost research and innovation. The programme is aligned with the European Union's policy priorities, such as overcoming the economic crisis, encouraging the use of renewable energy and tackling climate change.

Nov 29 2013

A high-level JRC roundtable on efficient buildings was organised today as a follow-up to the 26 March event for scientific support to growth and jobs in the areas of efficient buildings, vehicles and equipment. Today the participants deepened the dialogue on efficient buildings, discussing initiatives, financial aspects and the link between technology, policy and behaviour.

Nov 28 2013

According to the 2013 Education and Training Monitor recently launched by the European Commission, sixteen Member States decreased their spending on education between 2008 and 2011, with six showing further significant budget decreases in 2012. The Education and Training Monitor is an annual publication examining the evolution of Europe’s education and training systems, allowing Member States to compare themselves against others. Most of the analysis presented in the Monitor is based on reports produced by the JRC.

Nov 14 2013

An EU-27 survey of intermediary organisations operating on the education, social and employment sectors and providing IT training has produced a first ever assessment of the e-Inclusion intermediary sector. It accounts for a total of 250,000 organisations, or one e-Inclusion actor per every 2,000 inhabitants. One in two employs 10 staff or less and operates on a budget smaller than €100,000. Half of the e-Inclusion actors go further and offer employment–related training. And for two out of three, local government funding is the main financial resource.

Oct 29 2013

The JRC formally launched the Danube Innovation Partnership at a kick-off meeting on 29 October in Bucharest, Romania. The Partnership gathers universities and research centres, technology transfer offices, local and national governments from 14 countries, as well as European stakeholders. It is an integral part of the JRC's Scientific Support to the Danube Strategy initiative, which seeks to improve the economic development across the region and boost growth and jobs through better policy making and funding.

Oct 25 2013

The JRC held its first high-level conference on 24 October on cultural and creative industries (CCIs) and what role science can play to support growth and jobs in this sector and other fields.


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