About 40 % of the European labour force works in atypical forms of employment. Furthermore, a fifth of jobs in the EU are so-called “poor jobs”, which are characterised by poor working conditions and low wages. This affects young people and women in particular. But there are also new forms of employment, created within the scope of digitalisation, which come under the banner of precarious work. At European level, the European Pillar of Social Rights represents a basis to counteract shortcomings in the world of work.