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.

Cities at work: Brighton & Hove Employability Advice and Careers Hut

Brighton & Hove Employability Advice and Careers Hut (BEACH) is an online tool to develop young people’s employment chances in the local area.

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publication date: 12-01-2016

EUROCITIES contributes to the EU green jobs debate

We participated in an event on the circular economy held by the Greens/European Free Alliance at the European Parliament on 9 December 2015.

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publication date: 12-01-2016

  •  economy

Cities at work: Gothenburg’s entrepreneurial hub

Gothenburg’s ‘Entrepreneurial West Hisingen’ programme is supporting employability among residents in a challenging city district.

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publication date: 07-01-2016

  •  economy

Lessons from our economic development forum in Zagreb

Our economic development forum met in Zagreb on 19-21 October for discussions on innovative forms of local economic activities supporting job creation; we share some lessons from the meeting.

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publication date: 26-11-2015

  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  mobility

Spotlight on the EUROCITIES awards winners - new case studies!

We have published case studies on the award winning projects from Edinburgh, Gothenburg and Milan.

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publication date: 26-11-2015

  •  economy

Cities addressing youth unemployment

High youth unemployment is a problem in cities across the EU, even in regions and countries where overall unemployment is relatively low.

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publication date: 20-11-2015

Lessons from the social affairs forum in Brussels - 'inclusive labour markets'

We look at some of the lessons from our social affairs forum in Brussels on 20-21 October, which focused on inclusive labour markets.

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publication date: 18-11-2015

EUROCITIES Youth Employment Statement - Summary

EUROCITIES Youth Employment Statement - Summary

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publication date: 12-11-2015

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

A reflection on EUROCITIES 2015 Copenhagen/Malmo

EUROCITIES 2015 Copenhagen/Malmo, our annual conference, took place on 4-6 November.

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publication date: 10-11-2015

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

EUROCITIES 2015 Copenhagen/Malmo starts tomorrow

The EUROCITIES annual conference on ‘Living cities – sustainable growth and quality of life’ takes place on 4-6 November in Copenhagen and Malmo.

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publication date: 03-11-2015