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Public consultation on integration of long-term unemployed into the labour market

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Public consultation on integration of long-term unemployed into the labour market

The European Commission has recently launched a public consultation in 23 languages on the measures proposed in the Council Recommendation on the integration of the long-term unemployed into the labour market (2016/C 67/01) and on their implementation.  

The aim of the consultation is to feed into the ongoing evaluation of actions taken to implement the Recommendation, including to shed light on future possible action to support the long-term unemployed. In early 2019, the Commission will report to the Council based on the evaluation results.

All citizens, organisations and public authorities are welcome to respond to this consultation. In particular, the consultation seeks to gather views from individual citizens, in their personal or professional capacity, civil society organisations working on the issue of long-term unemployment as well as employment and social services providers, employers and public authorities at both national and local level.

The consultation will run until 31 July 2018.

Target group

All citizens, organisations and public authorities are welcome to respond to this consultation. In particular, the consultation seeks to gather views from individual citizens, in their personal or professional capacity, civil society organisations working on the issue of long-term unemployment as well as employment and social services providers, employers and public authorities at both national and local level.

Objective of the consultation

Addressing long-term unemployment - unemployment lasting more than 12 months - is a key political priority of the Commission's jobs and growth strategy. On 15 February 2016, the Council adopted the Recommendation.

Two years since its adoption, an evaluation on the actions taken by Member States and the Commission to implement the Recommendation is being undertaken. 

The views expressed in this consultation will feed into this evaluation. The Commission will then report to the Council in 2019, based on the evaluation results.