Our reports have focused on a number of issues in the area of job creation.
As the EU’s auditors, we also look ahead in order to help address key challenges facing the EU in future. The EU labour market is encountering problems due to previous adjustments, including long-term and youth unemployment; low-quality, part-time and temporary employment; and the impact of demographic change and migration. Advances in technology require new skills, and the lack of technical skills among workers is a growing problem in Europe, especially in middle and older generations. At the same time, by 2020, more than half the workforce will have grown up connected and mobile.
We will keep all these factors in mind when selecting our audit tasks and formulating recommendations for the future.