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Guidelines for the employment policies

of the Member States

under the Europe 2020-strategy

Frederic GEERS

Attaché Work and Social Economy

Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU/

Flemish Representation


Guidelines for the employment policies

of the member states

Context:




Treaties

Guidelines = framework for MS national policies in the context

of the overall EU-strategy

5 headline targets under relevant guidelines

Guidelines for employment policies MS (4) + broad guidelines

for economic policies MS (6) = Europe 2020 integrated

guidelines (10)


GL 7:

increasing LM participation of women and men,

reducing structural unemployment and promoting

job quality











activation

integration of flexicurity principles

active LM policies

effective LLL

labour mobility

adequate social security systems

social dialogue

tackle LM segmentation

quality of jobs

employment services: personalised services: young

people, those threatened by unemployment, those furthest

away from the LM


GL 7:

increasing LM participation of women and men,

reducing structural unemployment and promoting

job quality






participation low-skilled

active ageing, gender equality,

people with disabilities, legal migrants, other

vulnerable groups

work-life balance

promote self-employment, entrepreneurship & job creation

EU-headline target: raise employment rate for women and men aged

20-64 to 75% by 2020, including through the greater participation of

youth, older workers and low skilled workers and the better

integration of legal migrants


GL 8:

developing a skilled workforce responding to labour

market needs and promoting lifelong learning

adequate supply of knowledge and skills

quality initial education – attractive vocational training +

effective incentives for LLL

develop systems for recognizing acquired competences

promote acquisition of transversal competences: creativity,

innovation & entrepreneurship

those with low and obsolete skills, older workers, highly

skilled workers

improve access to training, strengthen education and career

guidance + systematic information job opportunities


GL 8:

developing a skilled workforce responding to labour

market needs and promoting lifelong learning





promote investment HRD, up-skilling, participation in

LLL: co-financing

rapid intervention for young people (NEET)

increase responsiveness of education and training

systems to LM needs: regular monitoring +

anticipation policies

mobilization of ESF & other EU-funds


GL 9:

improving the quality and performance of education

and training systems at all levels and increasing

participation in tertiary or equivalent education


invest efficiently in education and training systems to raise the

skill level of the EU-workforce

reforms should aim the acquisition of key competences for

success in the knowledge-based economy



encourage international mobility for learners and teachers

improve openness and relevance of education and training

systems: implementing national qualification frameworks +

developing partnerships education/training –work


GL 9:

improving the quality and performance of education

and training systems at all levels and increasing

participation in tertiary or equivalent education





make teaching profession more attractive

make higher education more open for non-traditional learners

increase participation in tertiary or equivalent education

take all necessary steps to prevent early school leaving

EU-headline target: reduce drop out rates to less than 10% and

increase the share of 30-34- years old having completed tertiary or

equivalent education to at least 40%


GL 10: promoting social inclusion and combating poverty






extension of employment opportunities

ensuring equal opportunities

empowering people and promoting LM participation

for those furthest away from the LM

enhancing LLL and comprehensive active inclusion

policies – special attention for women

promote social economy and social innovation

EU-headline target: reduction of poverty by aiming to lift at least

20 million people out of the risk of poverty and exclusion


Thank you for your attention

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