The European Monitoring Centre on Change (EMCC) is an information resource established to promote an understanding of changes in the world of work, employment and restructuring. Its work is supported by a Network of Eurofound Correspondents across all EU Member States and Norway.
The EMCC focuses on two main topic areas.
Employment and labour markets is one of the six main activities in Eurofound’s work programme for the 2021–2024 period. Eurofound will continue to operate as a centre of expertise for monitoring and analysing labour market developments, particularly as European labour markets are faced with major challenges in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Its data collection and research will focus on the consequences of the pandemic for work and employment and how to maintain the functioning and inclusiveness of the labour market.
Anticipating and managing the impact of change is one of the six main activities in Eurofound’s work programme for the 2021–2024 period. Eurofound will provide evidence on structural developments affecting the EU economy and labour markets, driven largely by digitalisation and the transition to a carbon-neutral economy, but also by the COVID-19 crisis. The research is intended to assist policymakers in anticipating and preparing European labour markets and workplaces for these changes.
Featured - Tackling labour shortages in EU Member States
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, labour shortages were posing an increasing concern, limiting competitiveness and growth potential in a range of sectors, organisations, countries and regions. While COVID-19 temporarily reduced vacancy rates and perceived shortages, as EU economies recover, shortages are already beginning to re-emerge in a number of sectors. In addition, the pandemic aggravated existing shortages, for example in the health, care and ICT sectors. This report explores approaches to measuring labour shortages and maps national policy debates around the issue. It documents public and social partner interventions to tackle shortages, classifying them into approaches aimed at attracting labour, for example by improving mobility, wages and working conditions, activating under-utilised resources facing various barriers to labour market entry and enhancing the use of existing labour through better foresight, matching, initial and ongoing training.
- Publication: Tackling labour shortages in EU Member States
Tackling labour shortages in EU Member States
20 July 2021
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