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1 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund The Employment Strategy and the Lisbon Agenda - The way towards more and better jobs? - Luc Tholoniat European Commission - DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

2 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund The EES: a complement to other EU instruments (annual guidelines, recommendations and action plans since 1997) A key pillar of the Lisbon Agenda since impact evaluation and 2003 "Kok report" 2005: Mid-term review of the Lisbon Agenda The EES and the Lisbon Agenda

3 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund observed progress stopped in 2001/2002 some evidence of structural "improvements" impact on national policies: focus on employment growth; move towards an active and preventive approach; role of human capital; quality and productivity at work; gender equality; employment- friendly reforms of tax/benefits; role of public employment services; use of indicators and targets; monitoring and evaluation; etc. … but no room for complacency Main lessons since 1997

4 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund Necessary path to the 2010 target

5 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund

6 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund GDP, employment and labour productivity growth EU15USEU15USEU15USEU15US 1. GDP Employment Labour productivity (3 1-2) Hours worked per employed (a) Hourly labour productivity (5 3-4) Sources: DG ECFIN's Ameco database and the Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC). a) GGDC data are used to calculate average annual hours worked per employee.

7 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund Why a decline in labour productivity growth compared to the US? - slowdown in business investment growth - deterioration in total factor productivity growth What hampers economic growth in the EU? - domestic demand - global imbalances more and better jobs: not just a labour market issue Is the labour market the main culprit?

8 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund

9 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund Pace of progress since 1997 Rates in 2003 (%) LowClose to averageHigh > 70DKSE, UKNL 65-70AT, CY, DE, PTFI, IE < 65 CZ, EE, LT, MT, PL, SI, SK BE, EL, FR, LU, LV ES, HU, IT Overall employment rates (cont.)

10 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund

11 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund

12 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund

13 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund Pace of progress since 1997 Rates in 2003 (%) LowClose to averageHigh > 60DKAT, FI, PT, SE, UKCY, NL 55-60CZ, EE, LT, SIDE, FR, LVIE < 55MT, PL, SKBE, EL, HUES, IT, LU Female employment rates (cont.)

14 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund

15 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund Pace of progress since 1997 Rates in 2003 (%) LowClose to averageHigh > 50CY, EEPT, SEDK, UK 40-50ELCZ, ES, LTFI, IE, LV, NL < 40 AT, DE, PL, SI, SK BE, IT, LU, MTFR, HU Employment rate of older workers (55-64) (cont.)

16 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund Annual growth rate of real GDP per person ( ) GDP per person employed in ppp in 2003 (EU25=100) LowMedianHigh 110IT AT, FI, BE, FR, LU, NL IE ESDE, DK, SE, UKCY, EL, MT 50-75PT CZ, HU, PL, SI, SK 50EE, LV, LT Labour productivity growth and levels

17 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund Areas of reforms (1) Areas where policy response is most visible " Making work pay" (tax/benefits reforms) Reforming public employment services Designing and reviewing lifelong learning strategies Facilitating business creation and development

18 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund Areas of reforms (2) Areas where policy response is mixed Ensuring employment-friendly wages and other labour costs Promoting flexibility combined with security in the labour market, but risks of segmentation persist Promoting childcare to increase female participation Strengthening active labour market policies, but efforts seem insufficient with rising unemployment, esp. of young people

19 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund Areas of reforms (3) Areas where policy response is weak Developing active ageing strategies Improving the level, effectiveness and sharing of investment in human capital, including reducing early school-leaving and increasing participation in training of the low-skilled Addressing the gender pay gap Tackling undeclared work

20 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund The new Lisbon Agenda (1) Key challenges for the EU (cf. also Commission's Social Agenda of 9/2/2005) Anticipating, triggering & absorbing economic change Demographic trends and ageing Diversity of performances in the enlarged EU

21 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund The new Lisbon Agenda (2) Three main objectives Make Europe a more attractive place to invest and work Support knowledge and innovation for growth Create more and better jobs (i.e. full employment; quality and productivity at work; social and territorial cohesion)

22 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund The new Lisbon Agenda (3) Key priorities for action attract and retain more people in employment and modernise social protection systems improve the adaptability of workers and enterprises and the functioning of the labour market invest more in human capital through better education and skills

23 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund The new Lisbon Agenda (4) Next steps Spring European Council (March 2005) Integrated Guidelines Package (Broad Economic Policy Guidelines and Employment Guidelines) National Lisbon Programmes (Autumn 2005) EU Lisbon report (January 2006)

24 European Commission Employment & Social Affairs Employment & European Social Fund More information Commission's Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities website: employment_social/index_en.htm


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