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Economic challenges and prospects of the refugee influx

Written by Cemal Karakas The current refugee influx represents the largest population movement in Europe since World War II. Its size and complexity make it difficult to draw conclusions on the economic challenges and prospects valid for each Member State of the European Union (EU). Many experts agree that, in the short term, the refugee … Continue reading

Welfare systems and labour markets [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski The welfare systems and labour markets of EU member states have been under severe stress during the recent recession which has seen high unemployment and increased poverty rates. In response, many countries have launched structural reforms in these areas in an attempt to promote economic growth and reduce the persistently high … Continue reading

Gender-responsive budgeting: Innovative approaches to budgeting

Written by Gianluca Sgueo ‘Gender gap’ is the term used to describe the unequal outcomes achieved by women and men on the labour market, as well as women’s restricted access to rights and assets worldwide. According to the World Economic Forum, no country in the world has fully closed the gender gap: only a few … Continue reading

The European year for development : Women and girls

Written by Marika Lerch (Directorate-General for External Policies). Graphics and statistics by Eulalia Claros (European Parliamentary Research Service) In many developing countries women and girls are disproportionately affected by poverty and exclusion. Although the UN adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in 1979, women and girls still face … Continue reading

Women’s labour market participation in Europe

Written by Ulla Jurviste, Even though key employment indicators show the narrowing of gender gaps in the EU, the gap is still halfway towards gender equality on the labour market. According to the Gender Equality Index ─ which, in the Domain of Work, measures gender gaps in participation in the labour market, duration of working … Continue reading

The road to gender equality: achievements and challenges

Written by Rosamund Shreeves, With its roots in early 20th century women’s activism and subsequent take-up by the United Nations, International Women’s Day is a moment for putting the spotlight on women’s achievements and taking stock of progress towards gender equality. From this perspective, 2015 is a pivotal year. At a global level, it marks … Continue reading

Unemployment and Labour Market Support

Written by Eulalia Claros and Verena Kern Labour Market Supports are government interventions that provide financial assistance to individuals in difficult labour market circumstances: to compensate them for loss of wage or salary and to support them during job search, or to facilitate early retirement. Long-term unemployed are those who were registered as unemployed throughout … Continue reading

Une garantie européenne pour la jeunesse: Favoriser l’insertion sur le marché du travail

Avec plus d’un jeune européen sur cinq au chômage, l’Union européenne (UE) a fait de l’insertion de sa jeunesse une priorité. Pour venir en aide aux 15-24 ans en difficulté, la mise en place d’une “garantie pour la jeunesse” constitue un nouveau dispositif phare. Via ce dispositif entré en vigueur en 2014, les Etats membres … Continue reading

Travailleurs saisonniers originaires de pays tiers

6 language versions available in PDF format Saisonarbeitnehmer aus Drittstaaten Trabajadores temporeros procedentes de países terceros Travailleurs saisonniers originaires de pays tiers Lavoratori stagionali provenienti da paesi terzi Pracownicy sezonowi pochodzący z krajów trzecich Third‐country seasonal workers Un certain nombre d’Etats membres de l’Union européenne sont confrontés à un besoin de main-d’œuvre saisonnière, notamment dans les secteurs … Continue reading

Youth Employment: Mobility of young workers

With almost 6 million jobless young people in the EU, policymakers are under pressure to find solutions to combat high youth unemployment. Whilst Youth Guarantees have been widely discussed and are currently being developed in many Member States, mobility – another strand of the European Commission’s (EC) Youth Employment Package – has received much less attention. … Continue reading

Austerity, labour market and international treaties. Cases of four EU countries in receipt of financial assistance

Due to the global financial crisis and the European sovereign debt crisis several European countries (in particular Greece, Ireland Portugal and Spain) were forced to ask for financial assistance. In return they had to commit to implement so-called austerity measures aimed at reducing their budget deficits. These countries also agreed to implement structural changes such as labour market reforms in order to improve their competitiveness. … Continue reading

European Globalisation Adjustment Fund 2014-20

6 language versions available in PDF format Europäischer Fonds zur Anpassung an die Globalisierung 2014-2020 Fondo Europeo de Adaptación a la Globalización 2014-20 Le Fonds européen d’ajustement à la mondialisation pendant la période 2014-2020 Fondo europeo di adeguamento alla globalizzazione 2014-2020 Europejski Fundusz Dostosowania do Globalizacji (2014-20) European Globalisation Adjustment Fund 2014-20 Through its European … Continue reading

Facilitating intra-EU labour mobility

Free movement of workers is a fundamental principle of the European Union enshrined in Article 45 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). Nevertheless, the way in which the rules on free movement of workers are applied can give rise to barriers and discriminatory practices based on nationality. The means to … Continue reading

Self-employment and social security: effects on innovation and economic growth

Self-employment and entrepreneurship represent an important force for innovation and economic growth. Self-employed people make up more than 15% of workers in the European Union. Although the majority work solely on their own account, almost a third of the self-employed create jobs for others. Whilst social security systems differ from one Member State to another, … Continue reading

Tackling undeclared work

The European Commissions consultation process on 4th July focuses on the possible future EU measures to prevent and stop undeclared work through improved cooperation between Member States. Moreover, not only the EC communication “Towards a job-rich recovery” highlights the need for improved cooperation among Member States as to combat undeclared work, but also the recently-adopted Social Investment Packagecontains guidance to Member States … Continue reading

Youth Guarantees in the EU

Published 17 July 2013, updated 2 March 2015. On 27 June 2013, EU leaders agreed on a youth jobless fund to implement the 2014-2020 youth employment package announced in December 2012. €6 bn will be made available in the first two years to finance national actions such as (non-binding) youth guarantees. These foresee that anyone under the … Continue reading

Liberalisation of EU port services: issues and consequences for dock workers

EU ports play an important role in facilitating the EU’s external trade and internal market exchanges and are a direct and indirect source of more than half a million jobs. The Commission has been trying for many years to develop a specific EU policy framework for ports. Twice in the past decade, Commission proposals for … Continue reading

Active ageing at work: the employers’ point of view

In the context of the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012, the European employers’ organisations BUSINESSEUROPE, CEEP and UEAPME, supported by the European Commission, have developed a project on age management policies in enterprises across Europe. The final synthesis called “Employers’ Practices for Active Ageing” was published in December 2012. The … Continue reading

Sustainability in the global cotton value chain

6 language versions available in PDF format Nachhaltigkeit der globalen Wertschöpfungskette im Baumwollsektor Sostenibilidad en la cadena de valor mundial del algodón Durabilité au sein de la chaîne de valeur globale du coton Sostenibilità della catena del valore mondiale del cotone Zrównoważony rozwój w globalnym łańcuchu wartości dodanej w sektorze bawełny Sustainability in the global … Continue reading

Statute for a European mutual society

In the context of the economic crisis, mutual societies could have a positive impact in the Union’s economy by providing added social value to more than 160 million European citizens. Parliament is to vote to request the Commission to make a legislative proposal concerning a Statute for a European mutual society, including in particular democratic … Continue reading

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