2014/2235(INI)

Creating a competitive EU labour market for the 21st century: matching skills and qualifications with demand and job opportunities, as a way to recover from the crisis

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2014/2235(INI) Creating a competitive EU labour market for the 21st century: matching skills and qualifications with demand and job opportunities, as a way to recover from the crisis
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Opinion CULT KYUCHYUK Ilhan (ALDE)
Lead EMPL DLABAJOVÁ Martina (ALDE) JAZŁOWIECKA Danuta (EPP), JONGERIUS Agnes (S&D), MCINTYRE Anthea (ECR), LÓPEZ BERMEJO Paloma (GUE/NGL), REINTKE Terry (Verts/ALE), BEGHIN Tiziana (EFD)
Lead committee dossier: EMPL/8/01430
Legal Basis RoP 052
Subjects
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Activites

  • 2015/09/10 Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
    • T8-0321/2015 summary
  • 2015/09/09 Debate in Parliament
  • 2015/07/01 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
    • A8-0222/2015 summary
  • 2015/06/23 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2015/01/15 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading

Documents

Votes

A8-0222/2015 - Martina Dlabajová - § 9/2

2015/09/10
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 524 54 55 20 24 0 1 178 153 39 0
Against 38 0 0 22 9 4 3 0 0 0 0
Abstain 32 1 0 0 2 29 0 0 0 0 0

A8-0222/2015 - Martina Dlabajová - § 38

2015/09/10
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 503 57 54 18 4 0 2 179 151 38 0
Against 41 0 1 24 5 10 1 0 0 0 0
Abstain 47 0 0 0 21 23 1 0 2 0 0

A8-0222/2015 - Martina Dlabajová - § 54/1

2015/09/10
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 559 57 56 20 24 33 4 175 151 39 0
Against 25 0 0 19 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Abstain 4 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

A8-0222/2015 - Martina Dlabajová - § 71

2015/09/10
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 457 56 17 17 4 0 0 174 150 39 0
Against 117 0 36 20 25 32 4 0 0 0 0
Abstain 8 0 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

A8-0222/2015 - Martina Dlabajová - § 85/2

2015/09/10
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 173 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 129 39 0
Against 350 53 34 23 25 31 4 168 12 0 0
Abstain 50 3 18 17 5 2 0 0 5 0 0

A8-0222/2015 - Martina Dlabajová - § 86/1

2015/09/10
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 535 55 52 18 23 32 3 168 146 38 0
Against 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Abstain 28 0 0 22 6 0 0 0 0 0 0

A8-0222/2015 - Martina Dlabajová - § 86/2

2015/09/10
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 425 55 51 2 5 0 1 168 143 0 0
Against 134 0 0 35 21 33 2 1 3 39 0
Abstain 8 0 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0

A8-0222/2015 - Martina Dlabajová - § 86/3

2015/09/10
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 362 55 52 36 25 0 2 166 26 0 0
Against 177 0 0 0 2 33 1 1 101 39 0
Abstain 28 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 21 0 0

A8-0222/2015 - Martina Dlabajová - § 98/2

2015/09/10
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 459 56 22 19 6 0 2 167 149 38 0
Against 106 0 30 20 20 33 2 1 0 0 0
Abstain 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

A8-0222/2015 - Martina Dlabajová - § 101

2015/09/10
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 521 56 52 19 12 31 2 165 147 37 0
Against 40 0 0 20 16 2 2 0 0 0 0
Abstain 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

A8-0222/2015 - Martina Dlabajová - § 106/1

2015/09/10
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 416 5 18 17 20 31 4 167 119 35 0
Against 125 44 34 22 6 1 0 2 13 3 0
Abstain 25 5 0 0 4 1 0 1 14 0 0

A8-0222/2015 - Martina Dlabajová - § 106/2

2015/09/10
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 214 4 0 16 0 25 2 12 121 34 0
Against 316 45 45 22 26 4 2 157 12 3 0
Abstain 29 5 3 0 4 3 0 0 14 0 0

A8-0222/2015 - Martina Dlabajová - § 106/3

2015/09/10
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 222 4 1 17 4 30 3 11 117 35 0
Against 298 47 48 22 6 3 0 157 12 3 0
Abstain 42 5 2 0 20 0 1 0 14 0 0

A8-0222/2015 - Martina Dlabajová - § 106/4

2015/09/10
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 436 49 18 17 0 31 2 165 121 33 0
Against 104 3 32 22 25 2 2 3 12 3 0
Abstain 26 3 0 0 5 1 0 1 16 0 0

A8-0222/2015 - Martina Dlabajová - Considérant C/1

2015/09/10
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 523 53 48 19 26 32 2 165 140 38 0
Against 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0
Abstain 24 1 0 19 2 1 1 0 0 0 0

A8-0222/2015 - Martina Dlabajová - Considérant C/2

2015/09/10
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 300 54 51 3 7 1 0 162 22 0 0
Against 225 0 0 16 21 32 3 0 117 36 0
Abstain 27 0 0 19 2 0 0 0 5 1 0

A8-0222/2015 - Martina Dlabajová - Considérant C/3

2015/09/10
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 421 54 49 3 3 0 0 166 146 0 0
Against 131 0 0 36 22 32 3 0 0 38 0
Abstain 6 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0

A8-0222/2015 - Martina Dlabajová - Résolution de la commission EMPL

2015/09/10
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 310 54 45 18 1 0 0 162 29 1 0
Against 232 0 4 21 28 34 2 2 105 36 0
Abstain 13 2 2 0 0 0 2 2 4 1 0
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    • The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs adopted an own initiative report by Martina DLABAJOVÁ (ADLE, CZ) on creating a competitive EU labour market for the 21st century: matching skills and qualifications with demand and job opportunities, as a way to recover from the crisis.

      Situation and challenges: in the wake of the European economic and financial crisis and the consequent economic slowdown, a number of Member States are struggling with high unemployment levels as well as public debt, low growth and insufficient investment. Youth unemployment varies significantly across the EU, with unemployment rates among young people aged 16 to 25 being higher than 50% in some Member States.

      Europe has 24 million unemployed people, including 7.5 million young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs), on the one hand, and on the other two million vacancies, and that European companies are affected by a huge lack of skilled people and labour force with transferable skills.

      Several important challenges are affecting Europe’s labour market, including globalisation, ageing society, rapid technological changes such as digitisation and robotisation, mismatches between skills and jobs and increasing demand for highly skilled workers, with a surplus supply of low-skilled workers, causing wage polarisation.

      To respond to this situation, Members considered that ambitious economic and social policies and labour market reforms are needed in order to boost smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and create more jobs leading towards quality and sustainable employment. They insisted on the need for sustainable social welfare systems which include upgrading the skills of the unemployed, fostering the employability of people lacking or having really low qualifications.

      Fostering a competitive EU labour market: Members called for ambitious reforms to increase inclusiveness, smart flexibility, innovation and mobility, strengthen the role of social dialogue, and stimulate the creation of more jobs leading towards quality and sustainable employment.

      The report stressed the need for continued efforts to bring education, training and labour markets together, and underlined the importance of making employment law more comprehensible for workers and employers, of eliminating barriers to employment and of promoting legal security for companies and employees.

      Recalling that professional mobility is a fundamental factor, EURES should be made an essential tool in the EU job market. Members stressed the importance of EU initiatives aimed at stimulating mobility and creating opportunities, such as ERASMUS+, the European Qualifications Framework, the Europass CV, the European Skills Passport.

      Members stressed:

      • the need to unlock the great economic potential of women in Europe and to create the appropriate conditions for women to progress in their career and pursue higher positions in companies or start their own businesses;
      • the importance of active labour policies, lifelong learning and improving people’s ability to adapt to technological change. Education and training investment is necessary to assist the youth of today.

      Anticipation of future skills needs: Members considered that, in order to anticipate future skills needs, labour market stakeholders, including employers’ and employees’ organisations, and education and training providers must be strongly involved at all levels, in particular in designing, implementing and evaluating vocational qualification programmes. They called for:

      • a better understanding of present and future skills needs, and for the enhancement of the existing EU Skills Panorama, in order to better identify skills gaps and deficits in specific sectors, occupations and regions;
      • more integrated partnerships and trust between schools, higher education establishments, businesses and other relevant authorities with a view to estimating labour needs for the future.

      Continuous education and training for all labour market actors: the report recognised the importance of fostering work-based learning apprenticeships as an alternative route to employment.

      It suggested that training and requalification programmes for the unemployed, especially for the long-term unemployed, as well as skills assessment programmes, should be offered to people to enhance their chances on the labour market.

      Members underlined the need to:

      • strive for a more flexible and individual approach to career development and lifelong education and training across one’s personal career path;
      • increase the adaptability of the workforce as a way to counter future shortages; calls on the Member States to use the structural funds, especially the European Social Fund, for this purpose;
      • use the Youth Guarantee as a tool to assist young people in the school-to-work transition;
      • ensure equal opportunities, and access to education and training, particularly for disadvantaged groups.

      The report also advocated:

      • strengthening connections between education and employment by better targeting measures aimed at reducing the rate of early school leaving (ESL) to below 10% by 2020, as agreed in the Europe 2020 strategy. Dual vocational training through apprenticeships and similar work-based learning systems should be given more consideration as this tends to favour integration into the labour market and a smoother transition from education to work;
      • exchanging best practices between Member States, and regional and local authorities, as well as to compare and measure their effectiveness, in particular in relation to dual and vocational education and apprenticeship and traineeship systems;
      • nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit from an early age. There is a call for support and incentive measures for start-ups, SMEs, microenterprises and social economy actors. Member States should reduce the tax burden on labour and to compensate with increases in indirect, property and wealth taxes in order to have a more growth-friendly and neutral fiscal stance;
      • promoting innovation and digitalisation: new skills and jobs by closing the “digital divide” and digital skills as part of lifelong learning and to integrate new media and new technologies into curricula. The report highlighted the job creation potential offered by completing the digital single market, building the energy union, creating jobs through investing in research and development and innovation, promoting social entrepreneurship and the social economy, upskilling workers in the health and social care sector, and fostering improved transport networks.

      Lastly, the Commission and Member States are called upon to provide forecasts regarding changing labour markets, particularly in relation to challenges arising from globalisation, as well as forecasts on jobs and skills per Member State and broadly across the sector.

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    • The European Parliament adopted by 310 votes to 232 with 13 abstentions, a resolution on creating a competitive EU labour market for the 21st century: matching skills and qualifications with demand and job opportunities, as a way to recover from the crisis.

      A motion for a replacement resolution tabled the Greens/EFA and S&D groups was rejected in plenary by 216 votes to 360 with 19 abstentions.

      Situation and challenges: in the wake of the European economic and financial crisis and the consequent economic slowdown, a number of Member States are struggling with high unemployment levels (EU 28: 9.8 %, 26% in Greece, 23% in Spain)) as well as public debt, low growth and insufficient investment. In many Member States youth unemployment rates (EU 28: 20.9 %) are much higher and cases of improvement and lower rates are rare. According to the Commission, up to 12.4 million people have been out of work for more than a year and, of those, 6 million for more than two years.

      Several important challenges are affecting Europe’s labour market, including globalisation, ageing society, rapid technological changes such as digitisation and robotisation, mismatches between skills and jobs and increasing demand for highly skilled workers, with a surplus supply of low-skilled workers, causing wage polarisation.

      To respond to this situation, Parliament considered that ambitious economic and social policies and labour market reforms are needed in order to boost smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and create more jobs leading towards quality and sustainable employment. It insisted on the need for sustainable social welfare systems which include upgrading the skills of the unemployed, fostering the employability of people lacking or having really low qualifications.

      Fostering a competitive EU labour market: Parliament called for ambitious reforms to increase inclusiveness, smart flexibility, innovation and mobility, strengthen the role of social dialogue, and stimulate the creation of more jobs leading towards quality and sustainable employment.

      The resolution stressed the need for continued efforts to bring education, training and labour markets together, and underlined the importance of making employment law more comprehensible for workers and employers, of eliminating barriers to employment and of promoting legal security for companies and employees. It also stressed the importance of the European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO) initiative.

      Recalling that professional mobility is a fundamental factor, Parliament highlighted the importance of EU initiatives aimed at stimulating mobility and creating opportunities, such as ERASMUS+, the European Qualifications Framework, the Europass CV, the European Skills Passport, and the European Job Mobility Portal (EURES), which should be made an essential tool in the EU job market.

      Members stressed:

      • the need to unlock the great economic potential of women in Europe and to create the appropriate conditions for women to progress in their career and pursue higher positions in companies or start their own businesses;
      • the importance of active labour policies, lifelong learning and improving people’s ability to adapt to technological change. Education and training investment is necessary to assist the youth of today.

      Anticipation of future skills needs: Members considered that, in order to anticipate future skills needs, labour market stakeholders, including employers’ and employees’ organisations, and education and training providers must be strongly involved at all levels, in particular in designing, implementing and evaluating vocational qualification programmes. They called for:

      • a better understanding of present and future skills needs, and for the enhancement of the existing EU Skills Panorama, in order to better identify skills gaps and deficits in specific sectors, occupations and regions;
      • more integrated partnerships and trust between schools, higher education establishments, businesses and other relevant authorities with a view to estimating labour needs for the future.

      Continuous education and training for all labour market actors: Parliament stressed the need to strive for a more flexible and individual approach to career development and lifelong education and training across one’s personal career path. It recognised the importance of fostering work-based learning apprenticeships as an alternative route to employment. It suggested that training and requalification programmes for the unemployed, especially for the long-term unemployed, as well as skills assessment programmes, should be offered to people to enhance their chances on the labour market.

      Members underlined the need to:

      • give tailor-made guidance and counselling to jobseekers on how to look for a job or on which further education and training to undertake in order to ensure that their skills and competences are transferable,
      • increase the adaptability of the workforce as a way to counter future shortages; calls on the Member States to use the structural funds, especially the European Social Fund, for this purpose;
      • ensure measures targeting the long-term unemployed respect take-up options and that training is affordable and decent and address their actual needs
      • use the Youth Guarantee as a tool to assist young people in the school-to-work transition;
      • ensure equal opportunities, and access to education and training, particularly for disadvantaged groups.

      The resolution also advocated:

      • strengthening connections between education and employment by better targeting measures aimed at reducing the rate of early school leaving (ESL) to below 10% by 2020, as agreed in the Europe 2020 strategy. Dual vocational training through apprenticeships and similar work-based learning systems should be given more consideration as this tends to favour integration into the labour market and a smoother transition from education to work; better synergies between education systems and the labour market
      • exchanging best practices between Member States, and regional and local authorities, as well as to compare and measure their effectiveness, in particular in relation to dual and vocational education and apprenticeship and traineeship systems;
      • nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit from an early age. There is a call for support and incentive measures for start-ups, SMEs, microenterprises and social economy actors. Member States should reduce the tax burden on labour
      • developing new skills and new jobs, particularly in the context of the digital expansion, building the energy union, creating jobs through investing in research and development and innovation.

      Parliament called on the Member States to introduce a minimum wage with a view to addressing pay inequalities using a base level for each Member State to ensure a decent income via legal means or by way of an agreement, in line with national practice. It also petitioned the Commission to develop a European platform for recognition and validation of skills common to specific activities and professions, which incorporates the recognition of skills acquired through volunteer work.

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