Tackling labor market and skills shortage in EU

Visits: 3European Commission tries to implement previous initiatives to strengthen the lack of new skills and professions needed for labor market which is facing numerous modern challenges, such as climate and digital, sustainability and circular economy, etc. The member states political economy’s patterns are already prioritizing economic, social and environmental aspects in development and investing […]

Education policy’s integration: an issue of an EU-wide graduation certificate

Visits: 14Educating new workforce to tackle modern challenges has become a vital issue at the contemporary level of European integration. Dealing with a complex composition of climate, sustainability and green transition issues in socio-economic growth requires fundamental reform of national education policies, including acceptance of a “commonly” agreed European graduate certificates.

Digital facilities in education: assisting SDG’s implementation

Visits: 18The education providers around the world are experimenting with learning and teaching the newly needed skills and “going out” of conventional classrooms by providing virtual-learning possibilities and technologies.. The problem is actually doubled: it is about global challenges and reforming national education policy to make the process of acquiring new skills more efficient. In […]

Education policy in Latvia: urgent reforms are needed

Visits: 26The number of students in Latvia during the last two decades dramatically decreased: from about 131 thousand in 2005 to 74 thousand presently. About half of the students enrolled in 52 higher education institutions are in bachelor programs, about a quarter at masters’ level, three percent are in doctoral programs, plus about 20 percent […]

EU’s platform workers directive: socialists and democrats initiatives

Visits: 17Three EU’s legislative institutions reached at the end of 2023 an agreement on the platform workers’ directive aimed to improve the working conditions of more than 28 million gig-workers in the EU member states. However, the final agreement was delayed, which was according to European socialists “a failed opportunity” to show the EU-wide intention […]

European educational revolution: progressive factors

Visits: 26Presently there are a number of vital issues in the revolutionary process of educational transformation in the EU member states. Some of them are covered in this article: such as , for example, contemporary complex challenges in the revised education policies, global and European regulatory measures in education, the EU’s twin transition in the […]

Digital labor platforms: expected EU-wide regulation

Visits: 25Decent working conditions to people working through digital labour platforms are the aims of a new EU directive. The idea has been supported by a political agreement between the European Parliament and the EU member states on improving working conditions in platform work; the directive drafted by the Commission already in December 2021. The […]

EU-wide socio-economic policy coordination for 2024

Visits: 24Among several means to guide and coordinate the EU-wide socio-economic domain, the European Semester is probably the most vital one: it assists the member states in achieving the EU-wide objectives both by setting priorities and providing clear and well-coordinated policy guidance. The 2024 annual sustainable growth survey puts forward an ambitious agenda to further […]

European economy’s perspectives: the EU tripartite social summit

Visits: 21The Tripartite Social Summit takes place twice a year ahead of European Council meetings. It is co-chaired by the Presidents of the European Council and the Commission and attended by the Head of State or Government representing the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU. 

European “green deal”: concept and perspectives

Visits: 27The European “green deal” was born out of necessities: i.e. to deal with energy transition, sustainable growth, as well as in protecting environment, people and the planet; thus, it was designed as an opportunity to build new facets of future prosperity in the member states and reacting to modern challenges.