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.

EUROCITIES Working Group Employment meeting 23-24 October 2017

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.

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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.

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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.

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publication date: 14-08-2017

  •  economy

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publication date: 09-08-2017

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Eurobarometer shows optimism in the EU is on the rise

The latest Eurobarometer published on 2 August shows that Europeans are more positive about the future of the EU and their trust in the EU is on the rise.

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publication date: 04-08-2017

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

URBACT’s Good Practices unveiled: 'Inspiring solutions for better cities'

Looking for ideas on how to improve a city’s air quality, support local jobs, or involve citizens in accommodating refugees? Scores of tried-and-tested city solutions have been published online by URBACT, the EU learning and exchange programme for integrated, sustainable urban development.

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publication date: 25-07-2017

  •  economy

European city seminar - New skills for an inclusive labour market

This seminar in Netwerkstad Twente* will focus on the challenges related to the transitions in the economy and what Europe can do to help create employment opportunities.

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start date: 25-09-2017
end date: 26-09-2017

  •  culture
  •  economy

Going global through culture: Check the findings from our study visit in Barcelona and Terrassa!

A group of 30 specialists attended a study visit hosted by Barcelona and Terrassa in June.

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publication date: 14-07-2017

  •  culture
  •  economy

Report EUROCITIES Study visit Barcelona and Terrassa June 2017

Barcelona and Terrassa hosted in June a study visit on 'Local events with global impacts:Cities strengthening their international creative position through world-class cultural events and facilities', as well as an international seminar on city identity and reputation for economic, social and cultural development

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publication date: 14-07-2017