|Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
The Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities has the task of contributing to the development of a modern, innovative and sustainable European Social Model with more and better jobs in an inclusive society that does not allow social exclusion and which is based on equal opportunities.
|EURES ? the European Job Mobility Portal
The purpose of EURES Network is to provide information, advice and placement (job-matching) services for the benefit of workers and employers as well as of any citizen wishing to benefit from the principle of the free movement of labour. EURES has a human network of more than 700 EURES advisers that are in daily contact with jobseeker and employers across Europe.
In European cross-border regions, EURES plays an important role by providing information and helping to solve all sorts of problems related to cross-border commuting that workers and employers may experience.
|European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop)
Cedefop works to promote a European area of lifelong learning throughout an enlarged EU. It does this by providing information on and analyses of vocational education and training systems, policies, research and practice. Cedefop's tasks are to: compile selected documentation and analyses of data; contribute to developing and coordinating research; exploit and disseminate information; encourage joint approaches to vocational education and training problems; provide a forum for debate and exchanges of ideas.
|European Employment Strategy (EES)
After the launching of the European Employment Strategy (EES) at the Luxembourg "Jobs Summit" in November 1997, based on the new provisions of the Amsterdam employment treaty (development of the EES), the ambition was to achieve decisive progress within five years. A comprehensive impact evaluation of the first 5 years was carried out in 2002, which identified the central challenges and themes for the future of EES. The evaluation emphasised the necessity to reshape the EES in order to achieve the Lisbon Strategy employment rate targets in 2010 (structural economic growth), more and better jobs and a bigger social cohesion. This took place with the implementation of the easier guidelines in the year 2003. A further evaluation began in 2005 due to the Commission?s suggestion of reorienting the Lisbon Strategy. Consequently the new EES, with the adoption of the new guidelines, has been available since July 2005.
|European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)
|European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network - ELGPN
The European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network, ELGPN, was established in 2007, with the aim of assisting its member-countries and the European Commission in developing European co-operation on lifelong guidance in both the education and the employment sectors. The role and aims of the Network were endorsed in the second EU Council Resolution passed in 2008.
|European Union online - Portal
EUROPA is the internet portal of the European Union. It provides up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs and essential information on European integration. Users can also consult all legislation currently in force or under discussion, access the websites of each of the EU institutions and find out about the policies administered by the European Union under the powers devolved to it by the Treaties.
|International Labour Organisation (ILO)
|Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
|The European Employment Observatory (EEO)
The European Employment Observatory (EEO) contributes to the development of the European Employment Strategy through the provision of information, comparative research and evaluation on employment policies and labour market trends in the countries covered by the EEO. The EEO improves the information base for policy makers of the European Employment Strategy and other stakeholders.
|UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
|World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES)
WAPES.org is the website of WAPES, the World Association of Public Employment Services.