How can the EU create employment that reflects society’s needs?
As Europe faces structural unemployment, this policy brief by MEP Aurore Lalucq and Prof. Pavlina Tcherneva proposes the establishment of a public Job Guarantee for job creation in areas of unmet social need, prioritising care and environmental services.
The Guarantee would reduce the significant costs and deleterious effects of unemployment while providing the labour force and public sector the capacity to tackle social and environmental challenges. Building on successful local initiatives, discover how the Job Guarantee can be an effective environmental strategy, creating millions of new jobs and supporting a just transition of the workforce!
The European Job Guarantee is ambitious in scope and scale, but it is also based on real-world experiences.
Many direct employment programmes worldwide have provided employment to those most vulnerable. They have increased economic stability and reduced scarring effects. Moreover, evidence shows that the Job Guarantee enjoys significant public support.
The programme also serves as a powerful macroeconomic stabilising mechanism: it provides a strong contrast to traditional stabilisation policies, especially on the supply side, which have failed to stimulate job creation and left almost 13.5 million people unemployed in the EU. Ultimately, the job guarantee programme is an opportunity to create a truly transformative employment policy, which provides lasting, quality employment while delivering social and environmental good.
‘No one is unemployable’: the French social experiment
by EUobserver 21/03/2023
EUobserver article on unemployment in the EU with a mention to FEPS' policy brief 'A Job Guarantee for Europe.'
EU musí řešit ekonomické problémy spolu s těmi sociálními, shodli se experti
by Euractiv 14/12/2022
Euractiv article on the Call to Europe conference, in Prague: 'The EU must tackle economic and social problems together'
Une époque sous instabilité émotionnelle
by Marianne 15/09/2022
‘Wave of poverty’ expected to hit Brussels in winter, says social welfare expert
by Euronews 08/09/2022
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