The EU’s cohesion policy, which aims at closing the development gap between rich and poor regions, has succeeded in boosting local growth although many people aren't aware of it, professor John Bachtler said in an interview with EURACTIV Greece.
EU policy-making needs to re-appropriate and prioritise democratic governance, the quality of employment and the full development of a 'social Europe’, as well as a human-rights based approach to EU foreign relations, writes Dr Cristina Blanco Sío-López.
We call for real, new investment in tackling the big problems that youth - and therefore the whole of society - faces. And we ask that, at this crossroads for our Union, our leaders finally champion young people, writes Johana Nyman.
The young need to be able to dream, to make plans and to be active citizens, to envision a successful career in the profession of their choice. Marianne Thyssen argues that the European Commission is helping them do just this.
Eight years after the economic crisis began, many European countries are still struggling to recover and a glaring statistic remains - that of four and a half million unemployed young people in the European Union, writes Nils Muižnieks.
Working time arrangements are an area with considerable scope to improve efficiency and to foster well-being. Symmetric agreements can represent a win-win situation for both employers and employees, write Thomas Leoni and Vanessa Koch.
Traditionally a sector dominated by men, modern construction has something to offer for people of any age and gender. Diversifying the sector would help cut unemployment and boost the European economy, argues Patrick Liébus.
EU migrant workers often have trouble accessing highly qualified jobs in their host countries. A programme to have skills recognised across the EU could change that, and help employers to take on the best staff, write Barbara Janta and Joanna Hofman.
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