25-January-2012 European Youth Day
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 is European Youth Day and Eurofound takes the opportunity to highlight its recent research on the situation of young people, specifically those who are part of the NEET group: ‘not in employment, education or training'.
24-January-2012 EP Employment and Social Affairs Committee and EU agencies - youth employment seminar
Pervenche Berès, Chair of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee in the European Parliament, led a small delegation visiting Eurofound ahead of the seminar on Youth Employment, co-organised by that committee and four EU agencies (Eurofound, Cedefop, ETF and EU-OSHA). Ms Berès,accompanied by Mr Proinsias De Rossa, Member of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee, and officials, was received by Juan Menéndez-Valdés, Eurofound’s Director, and senior Eurofound staff.
24-January-2012 Active ageing and solidarity between generations - European Year 2012
Watch Eurofound's video on volunteering and care issues; more updates from the Opening Conference of the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity to follow next week.
10-January-2012 Impact of the recession on age management policies (résumé)
Eurofound’s research on ‘Restructuring in recession and labour force participation’ explored the age management practices of companies in light of restructuring undergone during the recession. The study looked at policy in relation to the retention of older workers (aged 50 or more) in employment at national and establishment levels in nine European Union (EU) Member States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Country reports and cases studies are available.
03-January-2012 Young people and NEETs in Europe: First findings (résumé)
In the context of its 2011 work programme, Eurofound has explored the situation of young people who are part of the NEET group: ‘not in employment, education or training’. The research was carried out by Eurofound’s Employment and Competitiveness unit, using the capacity of the Network of European Observatories. The aim was to investigate the current situation of young people in Europe, focusing specifically on those who are not in employment, education or training, and to understand the economic and social consequences of their disengagement from the labour market and education. The preliminary results of the research are presented in this short document.