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Flexicurity, labour migration, youth employment… EurActiv special coverage around Employment Week


10 Jun 2008


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EurActiv, the independent online media specialised in EU policies, is running special coverage around Employment Week, an annual event offering EU officials, business leaders, trade unions, NGOs and other experts the opportunity to exchange views on employment in Europe. EurActiv is a knowledge partner for this event, which takes place on 11-12 June in Brussels.

From Monday 9 to Friday 13 June, EurActiv will focus its coverage on some of the most debated topics in European social affairs, including mobility and migration, active ageing, youth and employment, flexicurity, active inclusion and diversity.

An opening article is already online and can be accessed here. The article looks forward to a crucial meeting of EU employment ministers this week that will seek to break the deadlock over working time and temporary agency work, two issues that have been straining talks on ‘Social Europe’ for a long time.

The special coverage also comes ahead of important new social policy proposals to be debated in the coming months. In early July, the Commission will publish its "New Social Agenda", a long-expected comprehensive package of social legislation and soft law which aims to take the definition of ‘Social Europe’ beyond labour market issues.

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Andreas Dietl, Section Coordinator, Social Affairs – Tel. +32 2 788 36 67 (

Frédéric Simon, Managing Editor - Tel. +32 2 788 36 78 (

Christophe Leclercq, Publisher - Tel. +32 2 226 58 13 (

Stéphanie Rhomberg, Network & Language Manager - Tel. +32 2 788 36 88,

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