Innovative labour market policies and practices

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Series Details Spring 2008
Publication Date 2008
ISSN 1725-5376
EC KE-AN-08-001-EN-C
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This Executive Summary from the European Employment Observatory provides an overview of innovative labour market policies and practices across the 30 European countries covered by the Observatory (27 European Union Member States, plus candidate countries Croatia and Turkey and EEA country Norway). The Summary is based on articles written by the
SYSDEM network of national experts.

In the latest Annual Progress Report the European Commission highlighted the progress achieved in meeting the goals of the Lisbon agenda of growth and jobs, including employment growth, reforms of social security systems and the development of flexicurity approaches.

The Report called for the Member States to continue implementing outstanding reforms. It identified priority actions in the areas of implementing common principles of flexicurity, integrating people at the margins and fighting poverty and social exclusion, investing more in education and skills throughout people’s lives, stronger and more
focussed vocational training policies, better forecasting and monitoring future skills needs, improving regional and national labour mobility and regulating migration policies. Policies and practices included in this Summary illustrate how countries are responding to the EUchallenges, within their specific national context.

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