De Vos, Edwin L.
14 January 2013
Young people with disabilities or health problems face particular difficulties in accessing employment. Active inclusion policy is seen as the most appropriate policy instrument for combating the exclusion of these young people from the labour market. This study examines the implementation of active inclusion policy at national level in 11 EU Member States. The study reviews policy in these countries and compiles information from 44 case studies of good practice among diverse and innovative service providers. The study concludes that policy and practice need to focus more keenly on these young people, to learn from available evidence, and to take a more joined-up approach to service delivery.
01 March 2012
In the Netherlands growing numbers of young people and adolescents are in receipt of special education, mental health care services and benefits because of long-term illness, handicap or chronic disease. The most alarming increase is in those covered by the Disablement Assistance Act for Handicapped Young Persons (Wajong). In 2001, 120,000 people received a Wajong benefit. By 2010, this figure had risen to almost 200,000.
27 September 2009
Total employment for the sector aggregate Furniture and other industries amounted to 2,007,000 persons in 2006 in the EU. Almost three-fourth of employment was concentrated in the furniture sector. The jewellery sector accounted for 6% of total employment. Two-third of employment in furniture is still in the ‘old’ Member States, with Germany being ranked first followed by Poland, Italy, and Spain. Overall speaking, employment in the sector shifted gradually but consistently from Western to Central and Eastern Europe over the last decade.
21 September 2009
For the purpose of this study, this report concentrates on the activities of Other personal services (NACE 93/96) and Activities of households as employer of domestic personnel (NACE 95/97). The employment in the EU in the other services industry totals about 14 million jobs. Ninety per cent of the sector’s workforce is to be found in the EU15.