European social partners' framework agreement on inclusive labour markets
On 25 March 2010, the European social partners presented their framework agreement on inclusive labour markets at the Tripartite Social Summit. This framework agreement is an autonomous initiative of European social partners that has been negotiated as part of their work programmes for 2006-2008 and for 2009-2010. The framework agreement recognises that achieving inclusive labour markets is a key concern involving the shared responsibilities of employers, individuals, workers and their representatives. It aims to facilitate access, return, retention and development in the labour market and provides some examples of concrete measures that social partners can take in this respect. National social partners have three years to implement the agreement.