Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility

8.1 Access to employment for job-seekers and inactive people, including local employment initiatives and support for labour mobility

  • Active and preventive labour market measures at an early stage and open to all, including for the identification of individual needs, personalised services and guidance, targeted and tailored training, validation of acquired competences and skills, and outplacement
  • Anticipation and counselling on long-term employment opportunities created by structural shifts in the labour market
  • Providing information on job opportunities on the European labour markets

8.2 Sustainable integration of young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) into the labour market

  • Introduction of a ‘youth guarantee’ by establishing schemes to offer further education, (re)training or activation measures to every young person not in employment or in education or training , within 4 months of leaving school.
  • Self-employment and entrepreneurship for young people in all sectors, with particular emphasis on emerging sectors in a low-carbon economy and the care and health sectors

8.3 Self-employment, entrepreneurship and business creation

  • Support in particular for unemployed, disadvantaged and inactive people, to start and develop businesses in all sectors, including care and health, work integration, green jobs and community development.

8.4 Equality between men and women & reconciliation between work & private life

  • Tackling gender stereotypes in education and training systems
  • Awareness raising and mobilisation of economic and social partners to address gender segregation in the labour market and the gender pensions and pay gap
  • Developing work-life balance policies
  • Innovative ways of work organisation, including tele-working and flexible working
  • Access to affordable care services, such as child care, out of school care

8.5 Adaptation of workers, enterprises and entrepreneurs to change

  • Developing specific employment, training and support services
  • Designing and implementing innovative, more productive and greener ways of work organisation

8.6 Active and healthy ageing

  • Innovative and elderly-friendly forms of work organisation
  • Prolonging healthier working lives through the development and implementation of measures to promote healthy lifestyles and tackle health risk factors
  • Promoting employability and the participation of older workers in lifelong learning schemes to facilitate active ageing

8.7 Modernisation and strengthening of labour market institutions, including actions to enhance transnational labour mobility

  • Improving activation and matching labour market demand and supply offered by public employment services
  • Collaborating in offering services to employers and establishing partnerships with education institutes and other employment services
  • Anticipating long-term employment opportunities created by structural shifts in the labour market
  • Targeted investment in the skills and capacity of staff
  • Activities by European Employment Services (EURES) in the areas of recruitment