Thursday, January 21, 2016, in Brussels was held the conference to present the 2015 Employment and Social Developments review (ESDE), an annual report containing the latest social trends on employment, analyzing the difficulties that will arise and possible policy responses. The event was attended by the Mrs. Otilia Manta, President / CEO Romanian Group for Investments and Consultancy (RGIC).
This year's review reveals further positive employment and social developments in the EU. However, despite recent improvements, huge disparities still exist between Member States, in terms of economic growth, employment and other key social and labour market indicators. Many of these disparities are linked to an underutilisation of human capital on several fronts.
Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen, commented: "We need to ensure that there are more and better opportunities for people in the EU, especially those furthest away from the labour market. We must also invest in enhancing people's skills, so that all women and men in the EU can realise their full potential. We need to invest in people to achieve growth and jobs. We need to ensure that our labour law and social protection systems are fit-for-purpose in the 21st century, and we need to foster entrepreneurship and innovation. The European Pillar of Social Rights will play an important role in this context."
The 2015 ESDE report looks at ways of tackling these disparities, focusing in particular on job creation, labour market efficiency, social protection modernisation and investment in people.
According to Mrs. Otilia Manta, President /CEO RGIC: "For the romanian economy to have a sustainable future within the european context, I believe that we all, entrepreneurs and public authorities, must have every day on our own agenda a kind of major objective - to create and maintain jobs! "