This executive summary from the European Employment Observatory provides an overview of innovative labourmarket practices and policies across the 29 European countries covered by the Observatory (25 European Union (EU) Member States plus Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and Norway).

It is based on articles written by the SYSDEM network of national experts from each country. The overview also links developments at national level to policy developments and priorities at EU level, especially the new integrated guidelines1 which refocus the Lisbon Strategy, proposed in April 2005 and adopted by the European Council in July 2005 [extract]

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