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The study explores the working conditions and risks faced by essential frontline workers in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on women and migrant workers in low-paid frontline occupations. The study also provides an overview of the main legislative and policy measures adopted at EU and national level to support essential workers in order to identify possible policy actions to revaluate these occupations. The analysis is based on the triangulation of data and information resulting ...

The study explores the working conditions and risks faced by essential frontline workers in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on women and migrant workers in low-paid frontline occupations. The study also provides an overview of the main legislative and policy measures adopted at EU and national level to support essential workers in order to identify possible policy actions to revaluate these occupations. The analysis is based on the triangulation of data and information resulting ...

Attracting highly qualified immigrants to Europe has been one of the EU's key priorities for several years. However, up until now the EU has not been as successful as other OECD countries. This demand for workers is expected to increase due to the increasing shortage of certain skills and the aging of the EU's population. The proposed directive, which would replace the 2009 Blue Card Directive, increases the attractiveness of the EU highly skilled migration scheme by expanding its scope, lowering ...

An overview of the main findings and recommendations of the study "Labour mobility and recognition in the regulated professions" prepared for the Committee on Employment and Social affairs (EMPL).

European Labour Authority

Briefing 26-08-2019

The rapid increase in the number of Europeans working in a Member State other than their own, the large number of daily cross-border commuters and the need for information on job opportunities and rights at home and abroad have led the European Commission to propose the creation of a European-level coordinating body. The European Labour Authority (ELA) would replace, reorganise, or cooperate with existing structures dealing with information for individuals and employers, mediate between national ...

Bien que la responsabilité en matière de santé et de sécurité sociale incombe en premier lieu aux gouvernements des États membres de l’Union européenne, cette dernière complète les politiques nationales et, en particulier celles qui revêtent une dimension transfrontalière. Dans un récent sondage réalisé pour le Parlement européen, plus des deux tiers des citoyens de l’Union se sont dits favorables à plus d’action de l’Union en matière de santé et de sécurité sociale. La politique de santé de l’Union ...

L’Union européenne a commencé à lutter contre le chômage dès le début des années 50, en promouvant depuis lors un niveau d’emploi élevé. Avec la crise financière et économique de 2008 et l’augmentation des taux de chômage qui s’en est suivie dans l’ensemble des États membres de l’Union, la lutte contre le chômage a été placée en tête des priorités européennes. Dans sa stratégie «Europe 2020», la Commission européenne s’est fixé l’objectif de parvenir à un taux d’emploi de 75 % de la population âgée ...

This study analyses the impact on labour mobility and employment of the 2013 revision of the Professional Qualifications Directive (DIR 2005/36) and related EU initiatives. It analyses trends in mobility and recognition, focussing on the health sector and four country case studies- Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Romania. It reports findings from consultations with stakeholders at EU and national level and highlights best practice. This document was provided by Policy Department A at the request ...

Further EU action in the area of legal migration could address obstacles experienced by Third Country Nationals within the European Union. Depending on the policy option pursued these options could result in up to €21,75 billion in benefits. Further gains could be made by addressing the fragmented national policies in this area, which are currently undermining ability of the EU as a whole to attract the workers and researchers it needs.

The 2014 Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine began as a grassroots movement, channelling public calls for a functioning democracy, a European outlook and an end to corruption. Since then, the European Union (EU) has been unrelenting in its support for Kyiv's ambitious reform process as well as for Ukraine's vibrant civil society.