The European Labour Market: Success through Flexibility and Mobility

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Belgium, Brussels, 1040, European Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Avenue de l’Yser 11
Monday, November 25 2013 / 12:00

The European labour market is facing great challenges. Unemployment has been on the rise in Europe virtually continuously since 2008 and has been on a historic high since 2011. The national labour markets, however, have developed very differently during the course of the crisis. Europe is thus facing two great challenges. Flexibility and mobility – these are decisive factors for success in the European labour market and thus the foundation for an economically strong, wealthy and stable Europe. What can be done to strengthen the national labour markets? How can job searching across national borders be facilitated? These questions are addressed by a study of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Centre for European Studies “The European Labour Market –Success through Flexibility and Mobility”. In order to discuss the main findings of the reports and remaining challenges, an experts-workshop was organised in Brussels on Monday, 25 November 2013.