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The social Impact Area ‘Employment and labour market’ addresses the ability of offering and securing jobs for the society’s working population as well as of establishing and maintaining a decent working environment throughout the EU. In the face of competition from new emerging economies, Europe thrives for creating jobs in support of a dynamic, knowledge-based society. This requires investments in education and in science, as well as in employment policies geared to keep up with the pace of change. EU countries work closely together to meet these challenges, sharing objectives and policies which are mutually supportive.
While this impact area primarily refers to quantitative impacts of a policy on the number of jobs available, the next impact area - Standards and Rights Related to Job Quality - is more concerned about policy impacts on qualitative aspects of employment. To assess policy impacts on the quantity of employment available, it needs to be assessed whether a policy results in job creation or job losses, whether specific groups are particularly impacted by a policy, whether it affects the demand for labor or the functioning of the labor market.
This impact area is further specified by the taxonomy terms: Job Creation, Job Losses, Impacts on Employment in Specific Sectors, Impacts on Employment of Specific Age-Groups, Demand for Labour, Functioning of Labour Market, Work/Non-Work Balance.
- European Employment Strategy
- Europe 2020
- The Strategy for equality between women and men (2010-2015)
- Framework Agreement on parental leave (2010/18/EU9
For more information on the treaty provisions and relevant policies adopted by the community, please refer tohttp://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/employment_and_social_policy/equality_between_men_and_women/index_en.htm.
Legal Basis for the Commission to Act
Treaty establishing the European Community: Art. 39 to 42 (title VIII on Employment)
A "high level of employment” is a key task of the Community (Art 2 EU). To reach this goal, the European Employment Strategy (EES) encourages exchange of information and joint discussions by all Member States, thus trying to find solutions or best practices together which could help creating more and better jobs in every Member State. The EES is implemented through the Open Method of Coordination. For more specific information on EU actions and competencies on employment, compare Art.125-130 EU (Title VIII: Employment).
- DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion, Employment: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=81&langId=en
- DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion, Evaluations: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=701&langId=en
- Summaries of EU legislation:http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/employment_and_social_policy/growth_and_jobs/index_en.htm
- Statistics and Analysis: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=113&langId=en
- Annual reports "Employment in Europe": http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=81&langId=en&furtherPubs=yes
- European Employment Observatory: http://www.eu-employment-observatory.net/index.aspx
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