More needs to be done by the EU and national authorities to support the exchange of information between all stakeholders concerned. The Thematic Review Seminars have an agenda-setting role for the mutual learning process and aim to steer the policy debate under an overall thematic focus. As emphasised in the Joint Employment Report 2007/2008 the implementing priorities for action is:
- Attract and retain more people in employment, increase labour supply and modernise social protection systems.
- Improve the adaptability of workers and enterprises.
- Increase investment in human capital through better education and skills.
The seminars are organised twice a year and dedicated to one of these thematic priorities. Together with key experts on the chosen priority theme the seminar includes a large group of policy-makers and stakeholders from across Europe. Each Thematic Review seminar focuses on the main policy challenges and approaches, from national and EU-wide perspectives, within the selected priority area. Official delegates from different member states present national achievements in the field as a basis for the subsequent discussions involving other member state officials and representatives of the social partners and other stakeholders.
The European Employment Strategy after 2010: the challenges and the lessons from best practices in Member States,
23 November, Brussels [en] [fr] [de]
Labour market responses to the global financial crisis,
Brussels, 19 May 2009 [en] [fr] [de]
The development of national flexicurity policies in response to labour market challenges
Bruxelles, 24 September 2008 [en] [fr] [de]
Improving access to the labour market for people at its margins with a special focus on people with a migrant or minorities background
Brussels, 29 April 2008 [en] [fr] [de]
Measuring, improving and promoting effects of lifelong learning
Brussels, 20 September 2007 [en] [fr] [de]
Modernising and activating benefit and social protection systems to promote employment
Brussels, 28 March 2007 [en] [fr] [de]
Flexicurity in a context of restructuring
Brussels, 27 September 2006 [en] [fr] [de]
Filling delivery gaps through better governance
Brussels, 26 April 2006 [en] [fr] [de]
Sharing costs and responsibilities for lifelong learning
Brussels, 28 September 2005 [en] [fr] [de]
Comprehensive strategies for active ageing
Brussels, 20 April 2005 [en] [fr] [de]
Increasing Adaptability of Workers and Enterprises
Brussels, 21 September 2004 [en] [fr] [de]