Economy

LABOUR MARKET, BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT, FINANCE

THE 10 FINALISTS

We honour innovative political work that supports a functioning business environment in Europe and secures our prosperity, our independence and our European self-determination. We want flourishing and competitive businesses, and an Europe open for new opportunities, which attracts the best minds in technology and management.

Regional Strategy for Social Economy

A regional employment agency sets up two integrative social enterprises to support and address the specific needs of disadvantaged and marginalised people with employment difficulties, providing skills development and work experience.

KAPS – Flatshare Solidarity Project

A new kind of shared housing provides affordable student accommodation in exchange for involvement in neighbourhood solidarity projects which improve the lives of local residents.

AVAILABLE – Hub of Opportunities

The first training centre specifically adapted to the needs of disabled people opens in Bulgaria, empowering them by increasing their skills, knowledge, and participation in the labour market.

Passport4Work

A gamified approach closes the gap between a low-skilled labour force and the fast-growing technical sector, with the help of a skills passport and a tailored education programme for job seekers.

MYMARKET.BRUSSELS

An online platform connects local businesses with consumers and offers them the opportunity to have their goods delivered by bike, thus supporting a local and sustainable economy.

Works+ Employability Service

Young people gain access to work thanks to a person-centred approach that teaches key skills and builds confidence, tackling a complex range of social issues and economic barriers.

Workation in Klaipėda

A collaboration between the public and private sector invites young professionals for a “Workation” in Klaipėda, to encourage them to stay for good in a modern urban environment with a high quality of life.