Employment and Social Developments in Europe 2020

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Publication Date September 2020
ISBN 978-92-76-21510-3
ISSN 2315-2540
EC KE-BD-20-001-EN-N
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The European Commission published on 15 September 2020 the annual edition of its Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review. This edition focused on social fairness and solidarity.

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The review provides evidence-based analysis on how to achieve greater fairness across the European Union (EU) in the face of crises such as the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and of long-term challenges arising from structural change due to demographic ageing, climate change and digitalisation. It is titled Leaving no one behind and striving for more: fairness and solidarity in the European social market economy.

As ESDE notes, the COVID-19 pandemic is having profound health, economic, employment and social effects, hitting society’s most vulnerable disproportionately hard and threatening much of the progress that the EU had achieved previously in labour markets and social outcomes. Against this background, this year’s ESDE analyses the state of play of and challenges to social fairness and inclusivity of growth in the EU. It also explores specific policies and tools that can improve the prospects of greater social fairness and enhanced solidarity in the future. ESDE provides evidence-based groundwork for the reflection on how policy can help achieve recovery and further normalisation while meeting Europeans’ expectations regarding fairness and solidarity.

Source Link http://publications.europa.eu/publication/catalogue_number/KE-BD-20-001-EN-N
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  • https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=738&langId=en&pubId=8342&furtherPubs=yes
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European Commission: Press Release, 15/09/2020: Employment and Social Developments in Europe review: why social fairness and solidarity are more important than ever https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1635

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