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European Week of Sport: What Role Does Sport Play in Dealing with Youth Unemployment?

21 August 2015 | by

In order to promote a healthier lifestyle and to inspire Europeans to exercise on a regular basis, the European Commission has dedicated the second week of September to the European Week of Sport. Taking place at EU, national, regional and local level, the initiative aims at facilitating sporting events that can improve people’s habits and […]

The Truth Behind Youth Unemployment: Collective cost of individual disengagement

9 March 2015 | by

A week ago the Eurostat published the latest of the series of EU unemployment figures. There is good news and bad news. The level of unemployment level fell from December’s 9.9% to 9.8%. On a year-on-year comparison the overall unemployment rate decreased by 0.8% or 1.82 million people. That is certainly not an insignificant figure […]

Women’s better access to various forms of employment is both opportunity and stimulus for economic growth

4 July 2014 | by

A stronger focus on supporting women in accessing the labour market can contribute significantly to the Europe 2020 agenda according to a new report by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). At the same time, the Institute warns against mixing ‘bogus’ self‐employment with real full‐time jobs.

European Commission Takeover Analysis. DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion: You were the Chosen One but…

2 July 2014 | by

“You were the Chosen One! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness!“ ―Obi-Wan Kenobi, to the fallen Anakin Skywalker After one of the most hectic and crucial times in terms of economic and employment policy in the recent history of […]

An EU minimum income directive – Placebo or the ultimate chance to save an terminally ill EU social model?

9 April 2014 | by

Doctor, the patient looks really bad, it looks blue and yellow. Is there anything we can still do to save it? Symptoms, treatment side effects and alternative grandma’s medication: Democracy is seriously threatened by a politics-business symbiotic virus. After the homeopathic medicine of bailouts, states have impoverished themselves to sustain banks. With such a depletion […]