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Every year, the members of the EN RLMM work on a common topic with the aim to further our approaches to labour market monitoring. At the beginning of the year, a Call for Papers is issued that Papers, including those presented at the Annual and European Day conferences are combined into a thematic Anthology. These have been issued by the EN RLMM since 2007 and are an important resource on contemporary labour market monitoring. Authors receive copies of that year’s Anthology.
Measuring Geographical Mobility in Regional Labour Market Monitoring:
State of the Art and Perspectives
Christa Larsen, Ruth Hasberg, Alfons Schmid, Marc Bittner, Franz Clément (Eds.)
Geographical mobility in Europe is a chance and a challenge for regional labour markets. There is an unknown potential for the economy as foreign labour markets may provide qualified workers and the freedom of movement brings more flexibility. On the other hand, national and regional politics face the challenge of developing systematic approaches for enhancing mobility and managing its consequences. Transparency of migration flows, a sound database and substantiated knowledge about geographical mobility is the prerequisite for all actors. Therefore this anthology provides a synopsis of the current state of the art from different countries and regions, including best practice examples and solution approaches.
Regional Monitoring Approaches for the Reduction and the Prevention of Youth Unemployment in Europe
Christa Larsen, Jenny Kipper, Alfons Schmid (Eds.)
Fighting unemployment, especially among the young, is an important goal of many actors working at the regional labour market level. The transparency of the processes of the regional labour market is an important prerequisite for the systematic application of measures and other strategies to help reducing youth unemployment. With the instruments of regional labour market monitoring, a high degree of transparency can be continuously maintained. Therefore this anthology shows various monitoring systems and approaches of different countries including specific geographical, social, political and regulatory conditions of the different regions.
Information Systems for Regional Labour Market Monitoring:
State of the Art and Perspectives
Christa Larsen, Marco Mevius, Jenny Kipper, Alfons Schmid (Eds.)
Regional labour market monitoring based on web-based labour market information systems is becoming increasingly more common. This anthology shows the variety of such systems as implemented in various European countries. Two general types can be distinguished. The first are regionally-based information tools and secondly, national systems with regional sub-divisions. In addition, these show what information and communication technologies make possible, but they also give the first indications of where these technologies have their limits. This volume should trigger a wider discussion in this field.
Target Group Monitoring in European Regions:
Empirical Findings and Conceptual Approaches
Christa Larsen, Waldemar Mathejczyk, Jenny Kipper, Alfons Schmid (Eds.)
Target Group Monitoring is a regional approach to generate data to cover adequately the information needs of labour market actors. Approaches from different European regions are presented in this book, applied onto migrants as a target group of labour market politics. Furthermore, the central elements of these approaches are discussed with respect to their suitability for other target groups, such as older or young employees, low-skilled and skilled workers. Finally, methods and techniques are considered to provide a wide scope of information in combining target group and branch/industry approaches. This book was developed by several members of the European Network of Regional Labour Market Monitoring.
Monitoring of Regional Labour Markets in European States:
Christa Larsen, Waldemar Mathejczyk, Alfons Schmid (Eds.)
Regional factors are important for the economy and employment in highly competitive, international markets. As a precondition for the functioning of regional labour markets, adequate information has to be generated and transformed into new knowledge – for all actors involved. Regional Labour Market Monitoring can be seen as an approach to meet these requirements. A variety of projects in this area have been set up in several European countries. Their common purpose is to develop and implement sets of indicators to measure the current regional labour market and to provide information over its development into the future. Both the regional labour force and business enjoy the benefits from this activity. This anthology gives an idea of the diversity of European approaches to monitoring of regional labour markets. It renders different concepts and instruments representing the region in which they are used.