The Council endorsed the opinion of the Employment Committee (EMCO) concerning the Agenda for new skills and jobs; the EMCO appreciates the integral and comprehensive approach of the Agenda, which also covers labour supply and demand, and stresses the importance of creating more gender-equal labour markets in the EU with equal conditions for women and men.

The four main objectives of the agenda are:

  • a new momentum for flexicurity, reducing segmentation in the labour markets and supporting transitions;
  • equipping people with the right skills for employment;
  • improving the quality of work and working conditions; and
  • supporting job creation.

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