Summary info about the project

NEUJOBS is a research project financed by the European Commission, under the 7th Framework Programme. The objective is to analyse future possible developments of the European labour market(s) under the main assumption that European societies are now facing or preparing to face four main transitions that will have a major impact on employment, in particular for some groups in the labour force or sectors of the economy.


On 9 December, EU Employment ministers hammered out a “general approach” on the controversial posting-of-workers enforcement directive. The Lithuanian presidency was obliged to change the text numerous times – untill the very last minute of the negotiations – in order … Continue reading →
Health care is a sector that is already under quite some pressure, with pent up demand for certain occupations, but will be more of a bottleneck in the years ahead due to the ageing population. To be able to counter … Continue reading →
Frank Vandenbroucke (KULeuven) and Bart Vanhercke (European Social Observatory) have written a report on ‘A European Social Union: 10 tough nuts to crack‘. The report, commissioned by Friends of Europe, argues that we need a coherent conception of a ‘European … Continue reading →
The third edition of the “Employment and Social Developments in Europe” (ESDE) review has been released by the European Commission in January. The review - which was picked up by The Telegraph, Tijd/Echo, La Stampa, Dario Economico, La Liberation, Die Welt, … Continue reading →
On the 21st of June CEPS hosted a conference on the highly debated topic of youth unemployment in collaboration with the ENEPRI network, which provided most of the input to the conference drawing from the experience of different EU countries. … Continue reading →
Did you know that……. 1. the current unfilled jobs rate in the US is 2.6%? 2. that the share of jobs that require postsecondary education went from 29% in 1970 to 59% in 2010 in America? 3. that massive online … Continue reading →
During times of prolonged unemployment, it is rather common that people long searching for jobs drop out of the labor force. People that have been unemployed for an especially longer period of time are more likely to lose faith and … Continue reading →
The subjects that university students actually study have been the object of extensive attention by the public and policy-makers at both national and European levels. Due to the ‘massification’ of higher education, the question “what to study” is steadily replacing … Continue reading →
The European Commission has published (5 March 2014) its Communication on ‘Taking stock of the Europe 2020 Strategy’, which effectively launches the mid-term review of the EU’s ‘growth’ strategy. According to the Commission, the crisis amplified a series of existing … Continue reading →
In the past weeks the Italian Parliament witnessed a heated debate on gender equality. Female MPs, across different parties, proposed to create quotas for women to ensure a decent representation of females in national and local governing institutions.  The woman … Continue reading →