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.

Social Affairs Forum digital edition 9-10 November 2020

On 9-10 November 2020, Eurocities held its Social Affairs Forum online on the theme: ‘Cities for just transitions: Supporting local labour markets for an inclusive recovery and fair transition’.

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start date: 09-11-2020
end date: 10-11-2020

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publication date: 10-11-2020

EUROCITIES WG employment on the attractiveness of jobs in care sector on 25-26 November

EUROCITIES WG Employment will meet online on 25-26 November, to discuss on ‘how cities can increase the attractiveness of jobs in care sector: employment and skills development in Lyon'.

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start date: 23-10-2020
end date: 23-10-2020

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publication date: 23-10-2020

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publication date: 23-10-2020

  •  economy
  •  environment

How to … build a resilient, sustainable and circular economy for future generations

Check out the findings from our first workshop in the 'healthy, thriving and inclusive cities' series!

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publication date: 14-10-2020

  •  economy

publication

publication date: 07-10-2020

  •  economy

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start date: 09-10-2020
end date: 09-10-2020

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

Healthy, thriving and inclusive cities workshops series

EUROCITIES Healthy, thriving and inclusive cities workshops series

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publication date: 15-09-2020

  •  cooperation

Ljubljana signs pledge to gender equality, work-life balance and equal opportunities

Ljubljana signed a strong pledge to gender equality, work-life balance and equal opportunities. This is the third pledge from Ljubljana reaffirming the city's commitment to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights, after the first two pledges in 2018 and 2019 to improve access to healthcare, housing and inclusion of people with disabilities.

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publication date: 08-09-2020

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publication date: 27-08-2020

  •  cooperation

Share your views on the future of social Europe

The European Commission has opened a broad public consultation on the future of social Europe. The consultation will gather ideas and recommendations for new policy actions or legal initiatives needed on different levels (EU, national, regional and local) to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights.

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publication date: 16-07-2020