Brussels European Council – Presidency Conclusions, October 2009

Sectors : Employment and Training, Institutional development
Organisation : EU
Date made: 
Heads Of State
You are viewing a filtered list of commitments, click here to view all commitments in this text

Commitments in: Private Sector development and financial services for the poor - Employment and Training

“29. As the employment situation in Europe can be expected to deteriorate further, a continued political commitment to active labour market policies is required. It is necessary to take measures to support the connection to the labour market and to prevent high unemployment levels from becoming persistent, thus ensuring high employment levels and sustainable public finances in the long run. Labour market participation is a prerequisite for economic growth, for the social and economic wellbeing of individuals and for a more socially cohesive Europe.

In this regard, active social inclusion and social protection policies should also be promoted. The European Union can contribute to these efforts by promoting cooperation, coordination and mutual learning.”