This report was prepared by the Institute for Market Economics (IME) and is dedicated to the study of skills mismatches in the EU and their effect on the competitiveness of EU businesses. It includes a comprehensive review of existing literature on the issue and outlines some of the main conclusions regarding the relation of skill mismatches to education, personal and aggregate productivity, labour market dynamics and outcomes, innovation capacity and competitiveness.
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This leaflet is part of a series of publications published in the context of the cultural events organized by the EESC.
Austria Contemporary is the title of the exhibition that will be displayed at the EESC from July 11th till September 14th 2018 in the context of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU. The exhibition is a representative selection of works of contemporary Austrian art; all exhibited pieces are from the Austrian Federal Government's Artothek. Taken as a whole, they provide an exemplary overview of artistic work in Austria.
This brochure is based on the Annual Activity Report 2017, issued in June 2018, which is the European Economic and Social Committee's main annual tool for reporting to the budgetary authority. It provides an overview of all the Committee's activities in 2017.
In the second half of 2018 Austria assumes the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union for the third time and the general motto of its presidency is "A Europe that protects". This publication presents the EESC's priorities during the Austrian Presidency.
This leaflet outlines the origins and the composition of the EESC's Liaison Group with European civil society organisations and networks, presents its internal structure and its main activities.
The LMO has carried out activities in all the areas set out in its 2015-2018 Work programme. In line with its working methods, LMO's activities consisted mainly of public events, internal meetings and a project to assess the implementation of a Council Recommendation on the long-term unemployed in six EU Member States. Due to its large size and the limited number of meetings per year (5), the LMO has not prepared any opinion in recent years, although it did so in its earlier years.
This study aims to outline the most significant features of the national economic and social councils of the Member States of the European Union in the light of the doctoral thesis defended by the author at the Catholic University of Murcia (Spain).
This study on behalf of the Workers’ Group of the European Economic and Social Committee aims to analyse early initiatives launched in the context of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) and to provide the EESC with concrete policy recommendations to ensure its effective implementation.
This study examines the impact of cyber-related threats and challenges on corporate Europe and the degree of engagement of European businesses in tackling issues at stake. Although the new digitization era offers huge economic and social opportunities, it also changes the nature and magnitude of cyber risks and creates new vulnerabilities cyber attackers seek to exploit.
This brochure presents the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). The EESC is not like other EU bodies. It is a unique forum for consultation, dialogue and consensus between representatives from all the different sectors of "organised civil society", including employers, trade unions and groups such as professional and community associations, youth organisations, women's groups, consumers, environmental campaigners and many more.