The European Employment Strategy as a Tool Promoting Ukraine’s Integration

Olena Rym, Pylyp Pylypenko

Abstract


Abstract

Purpose – The article aims to study and compare the experience of the European Union and Ukraine in relation to measures promoting employment.

Design/methodology/approach – Both a quantitative and qualitative approach has been employed.

Findings – After illustrating the core directions of its employment policies, the Ukrainian government failed to successfully implement them.

Research limitations/implications – The shortcomings affecting employment initiatives in Ukraine should be eliminated, while higher protection should be implemented for people at work.

Originality/value – The paper focuses on the problems of employment provision, which are common to Ukraine and the EU.

Paper type – Qualitative and analytical paper.

Keywords – the European Union; the Europe 2020 strategy; employment; labour productivity; Ukraine’s employment policy.