This conference looked at how diversity can be recognised, respected and valued. Practical examples from across the EU showed how diverse workplaces could be beneficial for all: businesses, employees and society in general. The event also examined the question of the intra-EU mobility of workers and their integration in host Member States. Debates concretely contributed to the SOC/495 opinion on "Supporting the migration of young job seekers" and synergies were created with members of the study group.
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This conference of the Labour Market Observatory was hosted by CEDEFOP (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training), in Thessaloniki.
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.
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?
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.