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Description

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.

Relevant Policies

  • 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).

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Related 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.

Publications and applications

Titel Type of practice Updated date
Biofuels Communication Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-05 09:24
Euro-Med Facility Impact Assessment 2014-02-12 19:30
European Employment Scheme Impact Assessment 2014-02-12 19:51
European Research for Impact Assessment Tools Publication 2014-04-17 14:41
IA Report: A Roadmap for moving to a competitive low carbon economy in 2050 (2011) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-27 00:18
IA Report: Access of third-country goods and services to the Union's internal market in public procurement and procedures supporting negotiations on access of Union goods and services to the public procurement markets of third countries (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-26 17:08
IA Report: Action Plan for Biomass Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-05 11:03
IA Report: Communication - Energy Roadmap 2050 (2011) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-27 12:11
IA Report: Communication concerning the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-03 12:08
IA Report: Communication on sustainable coal Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-03 20:22
IA Report: Communication on Winning the Battle against Global Climate Change Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-05 11:40
IA Report: Decision replacing Decision 1692/96/EC on the Community guidelines for the development of the transeuropean network in the field of transport (TEN guidelines) Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-05 12:23
IA Report: Defining the modalities for reaching the 2020 target to reduce CO2 emissions from new light commercial vehicles (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-24 21:45
IA Report: Defining the modalities for reaching the 2020 target to reduce CO2 emissions from new passenger cars (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-24 21:40
IA Report: Determining transitional Union-wide rules for the harmonised free allocation of emission allowances (2011) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-26 19:32
IA Report: Ecodesign requirements for directional lamps, light emitting diode lamps and related equipment (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-25 17:51
IA Report: Ecodesign requirements for water pumps (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-25 18:00
IA Report: Energy Efficiency Plan 2011 (2011) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-27 13:30
IA Report: Establishing a single European railway area, as regards the opening of the market for domestic passenger transport services by rail and the governance of the railway infrastructure (2013) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-24 20:06
IA Report: Establishment of rules and procedures with regard to the introduction of noise-related operating restrictions at Union airports within a Balanced Approach (2011) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-30 00:32
IA Report: Implementation and exploitation of European satellite navigation systems (2011) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-27 16:10
IA Report: Including aviation activities in the scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-05 10:53
IA Report: Internal market for electricity and gas Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-03 21:53
IA Report: Occurrence reporting in civil aviation (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-26 17:31
IA Report: On medical devices (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-25 18:40
IA Report: On the quality of petrol and diesel fuels and on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-25 18:14
IA Report: Opening of negotiations on a free trade agreement between the European Union and Japan (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-26 17:56
IA Report: Periodic roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-26 17:40
IA Report: Posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-25 17:46
IA Report: Proposal for a decision establishing a space surveillance and tracking support programme (2013) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-24 13:55
IA Report: Proposal for a Decision on accounting rules and action plans on greenhouse gas emissions and removals resulting from activities related to land use, land use change and forestry (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-25 17:29
IA Report: Proposal for a Directive amending Directive 2003/96/EC restructuring the Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-03 21:54
IA Report: Proposal for a Directive amending Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-25 18:31
IA Report: Proposal for a Directive on energy efficiency (2011) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-27 13:16
IA Report: Proposal for a Regulation establishing the Connecting Europe Facility (2011) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-30 12:45
IA Report: Proposal for a Regulation establishing the Copernicus Programme (2013) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-24 13:48
IA Report: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on fluorinated greenhouse gases (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-24 21:34
IA Report: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the implementation of the Single European Sky (2013) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-24 17:51
IA Report: Proposal for a Regulation on a European Union Programme for Social Change and Innovation (2011) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-27 11:18
IA Report: Proposal for a Regulation on promoting the free movement of citizens and businesses by simplifying the acceptance of certain public documents in the European Union (2013) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-24 16:16
IA Report: Regulation on amending Regulation (EC)1775/2005 on conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-03 21:56
IA Report: Regulation on type-approval of motor vehicles and engines with respect to emissions from heavy duty vehicles (EURO VI) and on access to vehicle repair and maintenance information Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-03 22:15
IA Report: Renewable Energy - a major player in the European energy market (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-25 18:07
IA Report: Renewable Energy Road Map Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-03 20:22
IA Report: Strategic EU Energy Review Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-03 21:25
IA Report: The opening of the market for domestic passenger transport services by rail (2013) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-24 20:54
IA Report: Union guidelines for the development of the Trans-European Transport Network (2011) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-30 00:50
Multicriteria analysis for grouping and ranking European Union rural areas based on social sustainability indicators Publication 2014-12-01 18:25
Report on "A New Growth Path for Europe" Publication 2014-08-22 15:28
SUSMETRO Project 2013-10-21 11:16
Sustainability appraisal for sustainable development: Integrating everything from jobs to climate change Publication 2013-03-26 15:52
The Policy-Relevancy of Impact Assessment Tools: Evaluating Nine Years of European Research Funding Publication 2014-07-09 16:32
What is the evidence on the impact of research on international development? Publication 2014-11-06 15:06

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