employment

Europe is facing high levels of unemployment and shortages of skills and the coming decades will see Europe’s workforce shrink due to its ageing population. There is a growing awareness of the need for reskilling, skills development and lifelong learning to better match the supply and demand of Europe’s labour market. 

Recent years have seen labour market responsibilities devolve from the national level to the regional and local levels. We have also seen the creation of new public-private partnerships in employment policies, and a rise of active labour market policies and ‘work first’ approaches.

The Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth sets the ambitious target to increase the employment rate in Europe to 75%, which demands better policies, better cooperation and better policies on education and life-long learning.

Our working group employment is a platform for cities to exchange good practices on local labour market policies. We work together with the EU institutions to profile the role local authorities play in shaping effective labour market policies and the importance of including cities in the governance of the European social agenda.

  •  economy

Social Rights for All: Cities are committed to deliver on the European Pillar of Social Rights

EUROCITIES adopted a statement to show the commitment of cities to deliver on the principles and rights enshrined in the European Pillar of Social Rights and to promote social rights for all citizens.

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publication date: 19-10-2017

EUROCITIES report maps the situation of Roma in cities in Europe

EUROCITIES has conducted a mapping study in 23 large cities in Europe, which have big Roma populations. The findings from the mapping study are presented in a comprehensive report that reveals the situation of Roma inclusion at local level.

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publication date: 17-10-2017

Commission’s work-life balance package expected to have a positive impact on cities

On 11 October, the Committee of the Regions organised a workshop to assess the potential impact of the Commission's work-life balance package on the EU’s cities and regions. EUROCITIES took part in this workshop together with two city representatives from Vienna and Malmo.

news

publication date: 16-10-2017

Social innovation in Nantes: A single access point to simplify the lives of families

Relais Accueil Petite Enfance is an Early Childcare Service Point that aims to lift barriers to employment for parents and ensure social inclusion through a flexible and responsive approach to childcare.

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publication date: 13-10-2017

  •  economy

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publication date: 02-10-2017

EUROCITIES Working Group Employment meeting 23-24 October 2017, Gothenburg

The next meeting of the WG Employment will take place on 23 -24 October in Gothenburg, just before the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum. The meeting will start at 2 pm on the 23 and end at 3.30 pm on the 24. The meeting will focus on the European Pillar of Social rights and the principle of Active support to employment on the drafting of the 2018 workplan as well as it will give the possibility to know more about what the City of Gothenburg does in the employment field.

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start date: 23-10-2017
end date: 24-10-2017

  •  cooperation
  •  economy

New commission consultation on retail regulations

The European Commission has launched a new public consultation on retail regulations in a multi-channel environment. The deadline is 8 October 2017.

news

publication date: 18-08-2017

Social innovation in Rotterdam: One-stop-shop for youth at risk of exclusion

Jongerenloket (Youth Desk) is a hub of free services in Rotterdam where vulnerable people under the age of 27 can seek assistance for education, work or care. The one-stop-shop enables young people to access all of the city’s youth-related social services at one central location, hence making it easier for young people to receive the help they need.

news

publication date: 18-08-2017

  •  cooperation

Estonian Presidency brings a focus on inclusive and sustainable Europe

Estonia took over the Presidency of the Council of the EU from Malta on 1 July 2017.

news

publication date: 14-08-2017

  •  economy

news

publication date: 09-08-2017