Monthly Monitoring Reports on EU Employment and Social Inclusion

Fri, 27/02/2009

This report is the first in a new series of monthly analyses to monitor the EUi employment situation. The need to monitor the impact of the current economic crisis on different sectors was announced in the November 2008 Commission Communication "From financial crisis to recovery", as part of the European Economic Recovery Plan. The European Economic Recovery Plan was endorsed by all Member States last December, aims to protect and create employment, both now and in the future, including by setting out short-term measures to boost demand and by promoting major investment in infrastructure projects (by for example making full use of €5 billion of unspent money from the EU budget for key energy and internet broadband infrastructure projects).

The report is intended to inform the policy debate at EU and Member State level and provide guidance to support the development of further appropriate policy responses to the crisis. February's issue provides a special focus on developments in the larger Member States as well as an in-depth analysis of the automotive industry, and an indication of the overall social implications of the economic crisis. Every three months, there will be an update on the social situation. For further information please visit: