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Implementation of the Social Pillar

05-12-2017

The European Pillar of Social Rights ('Social Pillar') was proclaimed and signed jointly by the Commission, Council and European Parliament, on 17 November 2017 at the Gothenburg Social Summit. The main challenge remains bringing this reference framework to all citizens across the EU. Due to limited EU competence in the social field, implementation is for the Member States, in cooperation with social partners. Parliament has repeatedly promoted the importance of focusing on three elements in the ...

The European Pillar of Social Rights ('Social Pillar') was proclaimed and signed jointly by the Commission, Council and European Parliament, on 17 November 2017 at the Gothenburg Social Summit. The main challenge remains bringing this reference framework to all citizens across the EU. Due to limited EU competence in the social field, implementation is for the Member States, in cooperation with social partners. Parliament has repeatedly promoted the importance of focusing on three elements in the implementation process: a life-cycle approach, governance and funding. The December plenary is due to hear statements from the Commission and Council, prior to the European Council meeting in December, at which there is to be further discussion on the social dimension of the EU, including education.

Proceedings of the Workshop on Evolution of Collective Bargaining in Troika Programme and Post-Programme Member States

21-03-2016

The European Parliament's Committee on Employment and Social Affairs requested a workshop on "Evolution of Collective Bargaining in Troika Programme and Post-Programme Member States", which was held in the European Parliament in Brussels on 18 February 2016. The workshop is connected to the EMPL Committee's ongoing work on monitoring the implementation of labour market and social reforms foreseen by the Memorandum of Understanding with Greece and its interest in following up the findings of the EP ...

The European Parliament's Committee on Employment and Social Affairs requested a workshop on "Evolution of Collective Bargaining in Troika Programme and Post-Programme Member States", which was held in the European Parliament in Brussels on 18 February 2016. The workshop is connected to the EMPL Committee's ongoing work on monitoring the implementation of labour market and social reforms foreseen by the Memorandum of Understanding with Greece and its interest in following up the findings of the EP resolution of 13 March 2014 on Employment and social aspects of the role and operations of the Troika; it is also connected to the European Commission's intention to relaunch social dialogue. The workshop presentations trace the development of collective bargaining in the last decades and have a look at the state of play of collective bargaining in Portugal, Romania, Ireland and Greece. This Policy Department A publication contains the programme, a summary of discussions, background papers and the presentations of the workshop.

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Ricardo RODRíGUEZ CONTRERAS, Maria DA PAZ CAMPOS LIMA, Aurora TRIF, Peter RIGNEY and Aristea KOUKIADAKI

Portugal: Social Situation and Employment in a Post-Programme Country

15-10-2015

This document, provided by the Policy Department A to the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, gives an overview of the social situation and employment in Portugal after the implementation of the economic adjustment programme. It analyses the implementation of the programme and also the developments regarding employment and poverty. It discusses the measures adopted to combat unemployment, focussing on those designed to combat youth unemployment. Finally, it discusses current important issues ...

This document, provided by the Policy Department A to the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, gives an overview of the social situation and employment in Portugal after the implementation of the economic adjustment programme. It analyses the implementation of the programme and also the developments regarding employment and poverty. It discusses the measures adopted to combat unemployment, focussing on those designed to combat youth unemployment. Finally, it discusses current important issues regarding employment and social affairs including the recent national elections.

External author

Vítor ESCÁRIA

Liberalisation of EU port services: state of play

30-10-2014

Serving as access points to the continent, Europe’s approximately 1 200 seaports are crucial to both the European transport sector and the competitiveness of the European Union (EU). They also have significant potential for creating jobs and attracting investors. There are huge disparities in performance levels between the various EU ports, however, and this has resulted in traffic diversions, longer journeys by sea and by land, and, consequently, higher CO2 emissions. The European Commission plans ...

Serving as access points to the continent, Europe’s approximately 1 200 seaports are crucial to both the European transport sector and the competitiveness of the European Union (EU). They also have significant potential for creating jobs and attracting investors. There are huge disparities in performance levels between the various EU ports, however, and this has resulted in traffic diversions, longer journeys by sea and by land, and, consequently, higher CO2 emissions. The European Commission plans to resolve this situation through its latest proposal to liberalise port services in the EU’s 319 main seaports.

Social and Employment Situation in Italy

14-03-2014

Due to its structural weaknesses Italy is one of the EU28 Member States worst hit by the crisis.The segmentation across gender, age, and territory is very marked and job opportunities are unevenly distributed among the labour force, with the marginalization of specific segments of the working population, in particular women and young people, and especially those residing in Southern regions. Since 2011 several labour market and social protection reforms have been introduced: in 2012 the Italian ...

Due to its structural weaknesses Italy is one of the EU28 Member States worst hit by the crisis.The segmentation across gender, age, and territory is very marked and job opportunities are unevenly distributed among the labour force, with the marginalization of specific segments of the working population, in particular women and young people, and especially those residing in Southern regions. Since 2011 several labour market and social protection reforms have been introduced: in 2012 the Italian labour market was reformed (Fornero reform) and the recently formed Renzi Government has announced a new Programme for Labour Reforms (Jobs Act). The Italian Presidency programme is described in the 2014 Work Programme “Participation of Italy at the European Union”. The document sets out the priority dossiers and areas on which Italy plans to engage at the European level.

External author

Chiara Crepaldi, Flavia Pesce and Manuela Samek Lodovici (IRS, Italy)

An Evaluation of the Social and Employment Aspects and Challenges in Ireland

15-01-2014

This policy note provides a brief evaluation of the social and employment situation in Ireland.

This policy note provides a brief evaluation of the social and employment situation in Ireland.

External author

Maarten Gerard and Jean-François Romainville (IDEA Consult)

An Evaluation of the Social and Employment Aspects and Challenges in Portugal

15-01-2014

The policy note presents the social and employment policy situation in Portugal.

The policy note presents the social and employment policy situation in Portugal.

External author

Cláudia Valente and Paulo Marques (University Institute of Lisbon - ISCTE-IUL, DINÂMIA’CET-IUL)

An Evaluation of the Social and Employment Aspects and Challenges in Greece

15-01-2014

This note provides an overview of the social and employment situation in Greece.

This note provides an overview of the social and employment situation in Greece.

External author

Dimitris Karantinos (National Centre for Social Research - EKKE)

Occupational Health Concerns: Stress-Related and Psychological Problems Associated with Work

15-05-2013

The study presents recent trends on stress at work as well as an overview of EU and national measures to tackle this problem, especially in the context of the economic and financial crisis. The report also includes a number of case studies illustrating initiatives that have proven successful in improving workers’ mental well-being, in particular during restructuring. Given the growing concerns on the impact of the economic and financial crisis on workers’ mental health, one of the main recommendations ...

The study presents recent trends on stress at work as well as an overview of EU and national measures to tackle this problem, especially in the context of the economic and financial crisis. The report also includes a number of case studies illustrating initiatives that have proven successful in improving workers’ mental well-being, in particular during restructuring. Given the growing concerns on the impact of the economic and financial crisis on workers’ mental health, one of the main recommendations put forward in the study is that the next Strategy, or any other relevant European framework on occupational health and safety, should include stress at work as a priority area.

External author

Monica Guarinoni (Milieu Ltd.), Alice Belin (Milieu Ltd.), Lise Oulès (Milieu Ltd.), Richard Graveling (IOM Consulting Ltd.), Joanne Crawford (IOM Consulting Ltd.), Julia Lietzmann (Milieu Ltd. - for Germany), Agnes Said (Milieu Ltd. - for Sweden), George D. Konstantinopoulos (Milieu Ltd. - for Greece), Maciek Dobras (IOM Consulting Ltd. - for Poland) and Kazys Algirdas Kaminskas (IOM Consulting Ltd. - for Lithuania)

Social and Working Conditions in the Transport Sector of the European Union

15-10-2009

This study provides an overview of social and working conditions in five main transport sectors: road, railways, air, maritime and inland waterways. After a brief presentation of the economic, social and legislative framework for each sector, the study addresses specific issues such as wages and wage/pension schemes, working time, social dialogue etc. for each sector. The study then highlights the main problems/challenges for each sector and makes recommendations for further studies and legislation ...

This study provides an overview of social and working conditions in five main transport sectors: road, railways, air, maritime and inland waterways. After a brief presentation of the economic, social and legislative framework for each sector, the study addresses specific issues such as wages and wage/pension schemes, working time, social dialogue etc. for each sector. The study then highlights the main problems/challenges for each sector and makes recommendations for further studies and legislation/political discussion at EU level.

External author

Giorgia Aresu, Diego Artuso, Elisabetta Martone, Micaela Celio and Claudio Ricciolio (all from PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Srl Italy) Patrizia Ordine (scientific review)

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