Skills and mobility for competitivenessConference -
Cedefop, Thessaloniki, Greece This conference of the Labour Market Observatory, hosted by CEDEFOP (European centre for the development of vocational training) has been an occasion to look at issues such as: the future skills supply and demand in Europe, the matching of skills and competences with the labour market needs, the need to increase synergies between the worlds of education and work, the recognition of qualifications and the enhancement of intra-EU mobility of workers.
Labour Market Observatory MeetingMeeting -
Brussels, Belgium This meeting of the Labour Market Observatory, which marked the beginning of a new term of office, was mainly dedicated to discussing the observatory's working methods for the 2013-2015 mandate, as well as its 2013-2014 work programme.
The meeting was also an occasion to listen to various external speakers from the European Commission and Eurofound who presented the state of play and the challenges facing European labour markets.
LMO conference "Typical and atypical work contracts - advantages and disadvantages from the labour market perspective"Conference -
Warsaw, Poland Atypical work refers to employment relationships not conforming to the standard or "typical" model of full-time, regular, open-ended employment with a single employer over a long time span. The purpose of the LMO conference, co-organised with the Polish Ministry for Labour and Social Policy, is to examine these kinds of atypical employment and various EU level and national level attempts to deal with them. What has been done? Have the desired effects been reached? What are the future challenges?
LMO conference "Effective tools of active labour market policies during the crisis"Conference -
Brussels, Belgium Active labour market policies aim to improve the functioning of the labour market, notably by matching the unemployed or those with difficulties in the labour market to vacancies or jobs or by enhancing their employability with a view to future employment. However, during the crisis job creation and active labour market policies were largely affected by austerity measures.
Excluded or includedLMO conference on the labour market participation of people with intellectual impairment or relational problems Conference -
Brussels, Belgium The labour market in Europe is changing. Employers are placing increasing demands on their employees. Lifelong learning is now a top priority concept in the EU. At the same time CEDEFOP forecasts point towards a reduction in the number of low-skilled jobs in the European economy in the years to come. Most employment analyses are based on general indicators and give only limited consideration to less-privileged groups. The Europe 2020 headline target of an overall employment rate of 75% could theoretically be achieved even with some less-privileged groups having extremely low employment rates, as there are no subgroup-specific targets. The low-skilled jobs that are available are in many cases occupied by immigrants who tend to outcompete other less-privileged groups here.
Labour market reforms in response to the crisisHotel Vila Galé Opera, Travessa do Conde da Ponte, Lisbon, Portugal Conference -
Lisbon, Portugal On 28 September 2012, the Labour Market Observatory (LMO) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will be organising a conference in Lisbon on "Labour market reforms in response to the crisis", in cooperation with Confederação do Comércio e Serviços de Portugal. The conference will be held in Hotel Vila Galé Opera in Lisbon.
Activation of senior citizens - Humanising working conditions for senior workersJoint conference organised by the Labour Market Observatory and the European Year 2012 Coordination Group Conference -
Brussels, Belgium To mark the 2012 European Year for Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity 2012, the Labour Market Observatory and the Coordination Group "European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012" of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will be holding a joint conference on 20 June 2012 on two important topics for both these EESC bodies: the labour market and the working conditions for older people.
Quality Jobs for Youth: are we asking too much?Joint conference EESC/Labour Market Observatory and European Youth Forum Conference -
Brussels, Belgium Is there a need for more (or for less) flexibility on the labour market in order to help young people access the labour market? Are the stable contracts of past still possible or are precarious internship type jobs going to last years ahead? What are the employer and employee relations developing into? Is self-employment a good solution? Is flexicurity (still) the watchword? What effects (for the individual and for the society) does being a so called “NEET” have? These are some of the questions which the conference seeks to answer.
From School to WorkThermo Fisher Scientific - Kamstrupvej 90, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark Conference -
Roskilde, Denmark The conference, which was organised in collaboration with the Confederation of Danish Employers (DA) and the Danish Trade Union Confederation (LO), examined the transition from school to work and in particular the role played by vocational education and training in this respect. Speakers at the conference will include the Danish Minister for Education Christine Antorini, the President of The Danish Trade Union Confederation (LO) Harald Børsting, the Director-General of the Confederation of Danish Employers (DA) Jørn Neergaard Larsen, the President of the EESC Staffan Nilsson, Danish MEP Emilie Turunen, etc. In addition a number of representatives from Thermo Fisher Scientific and specialists from European organizations and from Denmark came to speak.