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Enhanced skills for EU workers

By Janina Mackiewicz | June 27, 2016

We have had a couple of weeks’ time to reflect on the New Skills Agenda for Europe. Eurocadres is worried about skills gaps and skills mismatches.

Multiculturalism in Europe failed?

By Grégory Luaba Déome | May 17, 2016

“How much can schools can adapt their curricula to fight radicalisation by encouraging more inclusiveness and integration in society as well as the labour market?”… These topics, questions in public debates and news caught my attention.

A European Professional Card for supervisors and coaches

By Gerald Musger | April 21, 2016

The introduction of the European Professional Card (EPC) this year is one of the major achievements of the modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive. But only few professions are the lucky ones to have established such a card.

EU should demand a quota of at least 100.000 EU-professionals to the USA

By Martin Jefflen | April 21, 2016

Rather than a development creating more obstacles for Transatlantic mobility the EU should work for making it easier to work and travel across the pond.

Good work-life balance crucial for employment and growth

By Montserrat Mir | April 13, 2016

Enabling both women and men to enjoy a good balance between their work and the rest of their lives is crucial not just for personal wellbeing, but also to reach major EU goals on employment and growth.

How do you see the higher education landscape in the future? And how can we support you?

By Adam Tyson | March 21, 2016

The globalised, high-tech economy means that the economic and social environment for which academic staff must prepare students and researchers, and in which they must embed research and innovation, is evolving.

Martin Jefflén & Patricia Blancard

More women on company boards and more men on parental leave

By Martin Jefflén & Patricia Blancard | March 7, 2016

Two things that we need more of to promote equality: women in company boards and management and men on parental leave.

Active ageing needs intergenerational solidarity

By William Lis | February 26, 2016

In order to cope with what is a real public health concern, businesses must stop “dumping” their senior workers, and instead adapt so as to accommodate their specific skills and requirements, if they want to be socially responsible.

Le vieillissement actif passe par la solidarité intergénérationnelle

By William Lis | February 26, 2016

Face à ce qui est un véritable problème de santé publique, les entreprises, si elles veulent être socialement responsables, doivent cesser de « jeter » leurs salariés seniors mais adapter les organisations à leurs compétences et à leurs spécificités.

Employability and trade unions

By Michael Tottrup | February 18, 2016

New technologies and an ever faster changing labour market requires of employees to adapt their skills and competences to stay employable. Trade unions have huge potential to accompany their members in this process.

Using Europe’s new reporting rules for sustainability

By Ute Meyenberg | May 24, 2024

How a new EU file can help deliver a Just Transition

Challenges and Achievements: Women and the Gender Gap in Access to Managerial Positions in Europe

By Paula Ruiz Torres | March 22, 2024

The struggle for gender equality in the workplace has been a hot topic for decades. Despite significant progress in many areas, the gender gap persists in a number of sectors, one of the most prominent being women’s access to management positions.

Analysing the impact of AI in Italy

By Alessio De Luca | March 7, 2024

The regulatory framework and practices in focus.

When is the 35-hour working week coming?

By Paula Ruiz Torres | January 11, 2024

Time management a key concern for today’s worker

Compulsory ESG reporting for companies

By Ute Meyenberg | November 7, 2023

A step forward to a just transition

Finnish family reform provides leave equality

By Lotta Savinko | December 20, 2022

Improvements to work-life balance secured through negotiations

Childcare crisis grips Belgian workers

By Sandra Vercammen | December 15, 2022

With soaring energy costs adding to the cost-of-living crisis, Belgian workers now face another pressing issue: the collapse of the childcare sector.

How do trade unions contribute to the European knowledge society?

By Gerald Musger | December 8, 2022

Austrian trade unionist Gerald Musger, who served as a member of Eurocadres Executive Committee from 1993 and vice-president from 2005 to 2013, has recently published a thesis examining the role trade unions play in advancing worker’s knowledge based.

The time for research, development and innovation is now

By Paula Ruiz Torres | June 16, 2022

One of the key elements that determines the development of a country in its scientific and research policy is its investment in research and development and innovation (R&D&I). The current…

An opportunity we cannot miss

By Paula Ruiz Torres | January 27, 2022

The reduction of working hours has been a traditional demand of the working class and constitutes a necessary and fair request considering the evolution our working world has undergone in recent decades, the economic results achieved and the unequal distribution of these results.