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European app economy, State of play, challenges and EU policy [Policy podcast]

Ten years have passed since the app economy was launched. Since then apps have evolved to play an increasingly important role in the life of citizens and became crucial to the success of many industries. Growing connectivity and availability of portable devices ensure that this trend will continue. Continue reading

Occupational health and safety at work: the EU strategies

Written by Veronika Kunz and Valerie Hoogewys Important steps to improve Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) have been taken by the European Union since the 1980s. Building on this, a Community strategy 2007-2012 on health and safety at work (OSH Strategy 2007-2012) was put in place. In 2013, an evaluation of this strategy was undertaken. … Continue reading

Implementation of the Employment Equality Directive

Written by Martina Prpic 6 language versions available in PDF format Umsetzung der Richtlinie über die Gleichbehandlung in Beschäftigung und Beruf Aplicación de la Directiva relativa a la igualdad de trato en el empleo Mise en œuvre de la directive sur l’égalité en matière d’emploi Attuazione della direttiva sulla parità in materia di occupazione Wdrażanie dyrektywy … Continue reading

EU jurisdiction rules applicable to employment

EU jurisdiction rules applicable to civil and commercial cases have recently been recast. However, the EP’s Committee on Legal Affairs suggests that further changes could be made in order to enhance employee protection. Background Within EU private international law the recast Brussels I Regulation (Brussels I) determines which court decides an employment dispute. The Rome … 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

Safety and health at work: 2007-2012 EU strategy evaluated

On 31 May 2013, the European Commission launched a public consultation on a 2013-2020 strategy on safety and health at work. At the same time, the results of the evaluation of the 2007-2012 strategy were published. They suggest that a post-2012 framework is clearly needed, as all EU Member States face similar challenges. Outcome of … Continue reading

Work-life balance. Measures to help reconcile work, private and family life

Good work-life balance promotes the well-being of workers. It can also contribute to achieving major EU policy goals: stimulating employment (especially among women and older workers); promoting child and youth development; and encouraging gender equality. In Europe, more than one worker in five expresses dissatisfaction with their work-life balance. Conflicts between work and other aspects … Continue reading

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