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.

Register NOW for the WG Smart Social Inclusion meeting - 27 March, Glasgow

We are pleased to invite you to join the meeting of WG Smart Social Inclusion on 27 March in Glasgow.

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publication date: 28-02-2019

WG Smart Social Inclusion - 27 March, Glasgow

We are pleased to invite you to join our next meeting of the Working Group Smart Social Inclusion on 27 March in Glasgow.

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start date: 27-03-2019
end date: 27-03-2019

EUROCITIES launches new initiative of city pledges at the European Parliament

21 cities, representing more than 20 million citizens have presented their pledges to act on the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights through dedicated investments for city measures. In total, the 21 cities pledge to invest €4.32 billion to fight poverty and social exclusion over the next 5 years.

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publication date: 22-02-2019

  •  cooperation

Heraklion citizens panel issues three recommendations

As part of our Cities4Europe campaign, Heraklion organised a citizens' consultation which developed recommendations for improving policy cooperation and communication at all levels, with a focus on enabling young people to be heard.

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publication date: 20-02-2019

21 cities pledge to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights

Within the framework of our new EUROCITIES initiative 'Inclusive Cities for All: Social Rights in My City', 21 cities have adopted pledges showing how they act to translate the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights into actions to improve people's lives.

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publication date: 19-02-2019

Lyon pledges to support employment, gender equality and social inclusion

Lyon metropole ('Grand Lyon') is the 21st city to sign a pledge to the European Pillar of Social Rights.

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publication date: 18-02-2019

Tune in to view LIVE our event at the European Parliament on 21 February 2019

Do not miss out on the launch of our new EUROCITIES initiative ‘Inclusive Cities for All: Social Rights in My City’ in the European Parliament on 21 February from 10.00 - 12.30.

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publication date: 18-02-2019

  •  economy

Lille Metropole pledges to provide active support to long-term unemployed

Lille Metropole is the 17th city to sign a pledge to the European Pillar of Social Rights. The President of Lille Metropole, Damien Castelain, signed a pledge to provide active support to employment (principle 4), ensure equal opportunities (principle 3) and promote secure and adaptable employment (principle 5).

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publication date: 13-02-2019

Malmo is the 18th city to sign pledge to the EU Pillar of Social Rights

Malmo became the 18th city to sign a pledge to the European Pillar of Social Rights. The Mayor of Malmo Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh signed a strong commitment to ensure equal opportunities (principle 3) and provide active support to employment (principle 4).

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publication date: 13-02-2019

Milan is the 19th city to sign pledge to the EU Pillar of Social Rights

Milan became the 19th city to sign a pledge to the European Pillar of Social Rights. The Deputy Mayor for Social Policy, Health and Rights, Pierfrancesco Majorino, signed a strong commitment to principle 3 on equal opportunities for all people.

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publication date: 13-02-2019