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Europe 2020 Latest developments. Anette Björnsson European Commission , DG EMPL. Remind : the targets relating to employment and social policy. By 2020: 75 % employment rate (% of population aged 20-64 years ) < 10% early school leavers & min. 40% hold tertiary degree - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Europe 2020Latest developmentsAnette BjrnssonEuropean Commission, DG EMPL1Remind: the targets relating to employment and social policyBy 2020: 75 % employment rate (% of population aged 20-64 years)< 10% early school leavers & min. 40% hold tertiary degree 20 million less people should be at risk of poverty

2Annual Growth Survey, 2012 challenges for employmentMany people moving in and out of employmentWorking conditions being adjusted to changing environmentsHigher share of long-term unemployed higher risk of social exclusionAgeing population shows its impact at the labour market.

3Annual Growth Survey, 2012 mobilising labour for growthRevision of wage-setting mechanisms to reflect productivity developmentsEnhancing labour mobilityRestricting access to early retirement and other exit mechanismsPromote business creation and self-employmentFacilitate development in sectors with the highest employment potentials

4Annual Growth Survey, 2012support employment of young peopleTarget NEETBetter apprenticeship and trainee contractsReduce the excessive rigidities in relation to permanent contracts thereby ensuring better access to labour marketAdapt education and training systems to labour market needsReview quality and funding of universities

and vulnerable groupsFurther improve the effectiveness of the social protection systemImplementation of active inclusion strategiesEnsuring access to services

5Employment packageThe stronger link between the agreed fiscal consolidation and the labor market measuresIt complements the employment priorities of the AGS with medium-term policy guidance to Member States to pursue a job-intensive recovery, thus focus on job creation17.6 mil jobs needs to be created before 2020Investment in skillsJob mobility6Support job creationTargeting hiring subsidies towards new recruitmentsReducing the tax wedge on labour in a budgetary neutral way by shifting towards environmental, consumption or property taxes Promoting and supporting self-employment, social enterprises and business start-upsTransform informal or undeclared work into regular employmentBoost 'take home' pay to fight in-work poverty or to encourage the take-up of workModernise wage-setting systems to align them with productivity developments and support aggregate demandExploit job creation in potential key sectorsGreen jobsHealth careICT

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Reform labour markets to secure inclusive transitions, by

Using internal flexibility to reduce insecurity and fiscal costs

Guaranteeing decent and sustainable wages and avoiding low-wage traps

Developing a mutual responsibilities culture vis--vis the use of benefits

Combatting labour market segmentation through adequate contractual arrangements

Anticipate economic restructuring

Developing lifelong learning policies as a key to employment security

Delivering employment opportunities for youth

8GovernanceBetter EU employment and social governance is needed to complement economic and fiscal policy coordination and achieve the Europe 2020 goalsLabour market participation, unemployment and labour costs pay are integral elements in ensuring macroeconomic stability and correcting imbalancesInterconnected and interdependent European economies and labour markets require a stronger coordination of Employment & Social policies in line with the European Employment Strategy

9Conclusion on the EU employment packageThe Communication presents a new focus, approach and proposals to fuel labour demand in particular with regard to 3 sectors It sends a clear message that a balanced approach to minimum wage setting plays a role in boosting aggregate demand and fighting povertyProposes to involve the Social Partners more closely in setting priorities at EU and national levelsIt firmly strengthens EU employment and social policy cooperation

10Development in Croatia and the EU employment packagePilot project on the evaluation of the ALMPIn the light of the employment package it is important that the evaluation of the ALMP will be further developedSkills needs analysis are carried outThe courses organised in order to accommodate the needs are in nature short-term. Next step would be longer-term perspectiveMany programs implemented to increase the educational level of the labour force in general and the unemployed in particularA strategy for the lifelong learning is a natural next stepPromotion of flexible working arrangementsMonitoring of the outcome and evaluation of the measures for these arrangementsWage setting mechanisms and the development in the economy Both in Croatia and in the EU the wage setting mechanisms will be a challenge in the coming yearsInformal economy/undeclared work a challenge in the coming years

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