On 7 and 8 February, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) held a "policy learning forum" to explore ways of creating new learning and training opportunities for low-skilled adults, who account for 25% of Europe's workforce and total more than 64 million people.
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The successful integration of third-country nationals into the European Union's labour markets should be seen as a real opportunity for society as a whole, and the measures taken in this regard could be used to create better opportunities for all citizens and especially for other disadvantaged groups such as minorities and the long-term unemployed, revealed a conference held this month at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
Active ageing, investing in education and developing the right skills among main solutions for future-proof Europe
Despite a record high number of people in employment and continued economic growth in the EU, young Europeans today face less stable career prospects, less social security and worse living standards than older generations. This makes intergenerational fairness one of the top political priorities, a conference held at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) revealed.
Creating a positive narrative for the EU, strengthening its economic foundations, fostering its social dimension, facilitating the transition towards a low-carbon and circular economy and empowering and involving Civil Society. These are the main messages of the contribution of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) to the European Commission's 2018 Work Programme. The EESC calls on the Commission to adopt sustainable development as an overarching ...
Over a million migrants and asylum-seekers have arrived in the 28 EU Members States in 2015, many of which are Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis. What are the policies and measures implemented at European level to integrate them into the labour market? What is working and where are the gaps? Those were the questions tackled at the EESC Labour Market Observatory's debate entitled "Integrating refugees into the labour market: turning the crisis into an opportunity".
Young people and innovators are often considered to be the main driving forces behind start-ups but they need to be encouraged and supported, according to the participants at EESC's Labour Market Observatory (LMO) conference on start-ups.
"Our unemployed youngsters cannot wait any longer: Member States should accelerate the implementation of structural reforms to support youth employment, making full use of the financial resources allocated under the Youth Employment Initiative and the European Social Fund " stated Christa Schweng, President of Labour Market Observatory (LMO) at the European Economic and Social Committee, on the occasion of the special summit on employment organised today in Milan.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has held a public hearing on the implementation of EU policies for youth employment, as a follow-up to an impact study that the EESC Labour Market Observatory (LMO) is currently conducting on this topic. The study focuses on the views and recommendations of organised civil society on the policies currently in place to help young people find work in a selection of six Member States (Austria, Croatia, Finland, Greece, Italy and Slovakia).
Members of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and its Labour Market Observatory (LMO) have embarked on an impact study on the implementation of EU youth employment policies in a selection of six Member States (Austria, Croatia, Finland, Greece, Italy and Slovakia) – seen from the civil society perspective.