This initiative describes how the European Commission will help the EU reach its employment target for 2020: 75% of the working-age population (20-64 years) in work. Launched in 2010, it is part of the EU's overall strategy – Europe 2020 – promoting smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in the next 10 years and beyond. The Agenda presents a set of concrete actions that will help:

  • Stepping up reforms to improve flexibility and security in the labour market ('flexicurity')
  • Equipping people with the right skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow
  • Improving the quality of jobs and ensuring better working conditions
  • Improving the conditions for job creation

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