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The sustainable development goals report 2016

08/2016
This agenda is a road map for people and the planet that will build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals and ensure sustainable social and economic progress worldwide. It seeks not only to eradicate extreme poverty, but also to integrate and balance the three dimensions of sustainab...
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Enhancing employability

07/2016
The speed and nature of globalisation, technological change and innovation, changes in work organisation, environmental change and demographic trends take very different forms across G20 countries. But in all of them, they are affecting what kind of work is done, who carries it out and where and ...
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Assessment of labour provisions in trade and investment arrangements

07/2016
The evidence so far suggests that labour provisions have been an important tool for raising awareness and improving laws and legislations with respect to workers’ rights, increasing stakeholder involvement in negotiation and implementation phases, and developing domestic institutions to bette...
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Exploring the diversity of NEETs

07/2016
Download PDF (3MB) The concept of NEET (young people not in employment, education or training) has, since 2010, been widely used as a tool to inform youth-oriented policies in the 28 Member States of the European Union. While it has been a valuable addition to more traditio...
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Labour Mobility in the EU: Addressing challenges and ensuring ‘fair mobility’

07/2016
Labour mobility creates economic benefits for the EU at large and the mobile workforce. The same can be said for the special case of posted workers – a form of labour mobility that is crucial to the functioning of the internal market for services. Moreover, the number of posted workers is set to ...
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European sectoral trends: the next decade

06/2016
Trends are being driven mainly by demographic change, better access to education, technological advance and climate change. These drivers are expected to impact employment, occupations and qualifications in all sectors across the EU between now and 2025 in different ways.
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Anticipating and matching skills and jobs

04/2016
Skills anticipation is a strategic and systematic process through which labour market actors identify and prepare to meet future skills needs, thus helping to avoid potential gaps between skills demand and supply. Skills anticipation enables training providers, young people, policy-makers, employ...
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What works in wage subsidies for young people: A review of issues, theory, policies and evidence

04/2016
Prompted by the resurgent interest of policy-makers in utilizing subsidies to boost job creation, as well as the lack of comprehensive reviews of such policies specifically targeting youth, this paper is a contribution to filling a knowledge gap. The paper devotes specific attention to the role o...
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Self-employment programmes for young people: A review of the context, policies and evidence

04/2016
The aim of this paper is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the key issues surrounding the use of self-employment interventions as labour market attachment mechanisms for young people.
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The Digital Market for Local Services: A one-night stand for workers? An example from the on-demand economy

04/2016
Based on a case study for a Belgium platform with 14,113 identified workers and 9,459 posted tasks, the findings suggest that the current intermediation is inefficient. Only a limited share of the tasks posted on the platform are being completed, whereas the characteristics of the not-completed t...