Annual Work Programme 2011
The four drivers of change identified in Eurofound’s 2009-2012 work programme, globalisation, demographic change, technological change and climate change, remain challenges at global and European levels. These challenges are reflected in the Europe 2020 strategy. The demographic changes in particular are amplified in dealing with the impact of the recession. The impact of the economic and employment crisis sees greater emphasis on some socio-economic priorities, such as: Measures to stimulate job creation, competitiveness and employment; Labour market activation, youth employment and ageing workforce; Structural reforms in Member States to ensure long-term sustainability of their public finances and social protection systems; Reducing poverty and social exclusion. Against this background Eurofound will address in 2011 the growing challenges for: Sustainable, efficient and effective public sector; and Job creation, European structural weaknesses and competitiveness developments.