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This section on health in the EU has been created as a trustworthy gateway to a wide range of information and data on health-related issues and activities at both European, national and international level. The content is produced by the European Commission, the Member States of the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA), plus EU candidate countries; by international organisations; and by pan-European non-governmental organisations in the area of public health.

The European higher education area in 2015 - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Bologna Process : implementation report[...]

Gender equality index 2015 - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Measuring gender equality in the European Union 2005-2012 : country profiles[...]

Gender equality index 2015 - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Measuring gender equality in the European Union 2005-2012 : report[...]

New measures to reduce unemployment in FYR of Macedonia and 2010 Child Poverty Act targets abandoned in the UK    europa.eu

Two new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) are now available and provide information on recent developments in social protection in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Ma[...]

Almost 30 000 workers supported by the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund during 2013 and 2014    europa.eu

During 2013-14, the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) helped a total of 27 610 workers, who had been dismissed due to the economic crisis and the effects of globalisation, to find new job [...]

Employment: Almost 30 000 workers supported by the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund during 2013 and 2014    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 July 2015 During 2013-14, the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) helped a total of 27 610 workers, who had been dismissed due to the economi[...]

Social Agenda - The skills imperative    europa.eu

Issue 41 of the Social Agenda magazine is entirely devoted to vocational education and training (VET) and skills.[...]

Employment: Commission proposes €6.2 million from Globalisation Fund for former workers of the car manufacturer Ford in Belgium    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 14 July 2015 The European Commission has proposed to provide Belgium with € 6.2 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 4,5[...]

Employment: Commission proposes €6.9 million from Globalisation Fund for former workers of the car manufacturer Opel in Germany    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 14 July 2015 The European Commission has proposed to provide Germany with € 6.9 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 2,6[...]

EEPO Review on Upskilling Unemployed Adults: The Organisation, Profiling and Targeting of Training Provision    europa.eu

EEPO's Review on Upskilling Unemployed Adults: The Organisation, Profiling and Targeting of Training Provision was published in June 2015.[...]

Peer Review on 'Targeting NEETs – key ingredients for successful partnerships in improving labour market participation' Oslo, Norway, 24 - 25 September 2015    europa.eu

This Peer Review will present the Norwegian labour market schemes and policies which aim to identify, assist or prevent NEETs (young people not in employment, education or training).[...]

Peer Review on 'Strategies for Employment Policy reform. Implementation challenges in decentralised countries' Madrid, Spain 5-6 October 2015    europa.eu

This Peer Review will provide the opportunity to analyse the new system of activation policies in Spain, which reveals the opportunities and challenges of a highly decentralised system of activation [...]

Employment and social situation: Quarterly review data confirms previous positive developments    europa.eu

The latest quarterly data confirms previous positive developments. The EU economy continues its moderate recovery, which is broadening across Member States.[...]

New blog entry: IrsiCaixa: four years helping to improve education in health sciences with the Tandem project    xplorehealth.eu

Home › IrsiCaixa: four years helping to improve education in health sciences with the Tandem project IrsiCaixa: four years helping to improve education in health sciences with the Tandem project The[...]

Measures to improve the Swedish unemployment insurance and the impact of temporary lower wages in the Serbian education sector    europa.eu

Two more Flash Reports prepared by ESPN independent experts on recent social policy developments in Europe are now available.[...]

Empowering women and girls through education - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Empowering women and girls through education[...]

Main causes of female poverty - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Compilation of in-depth analyses, workshop 30 March 2015[...]

Main results of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council    europa.eu

The Council agreed the substance of its negotiating stance on two draft regulations aimed at modernising EU rules on medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices.[...]

Joint Statement on the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour    europa.eu

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 12 June 2015 On the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Pol[...]

Welfare of dairy cows on small scale farms    europa.eu

Published on: 9 June 2015 Welfare of dairy cows on small scale farms[...]

Improved regulation of student work in Slovenia and the Romanian draft National Strategy on Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction    europa.eu

Two more Flash Reports prepared by ESPN independent experts on recent social policy developments in Europe are now available.[...]

Sustainable forestry: creating jobs, benefiting rural communities, advancing gender equality    europa.eu

To stop the Mediterranean region turning into a desert, the EU-funded MENFRI project is establishing forest management strategies and solutions that address environmental concerns across the Mediterr[...]

European Development Days 2015 to focus on ending poverty and creating sustainable growth    europa.eu

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 02 June 2015 Europe's leading forum on global development and cooperation, the European Development Days (EDD15) will take place in Brussels on 3-4 June,[...]

Statement by Commissioner Marianne Thyssen on new Eurostat quality of life flagship report    europa.eu

European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 29 May 2015 I welcome the launch of Eurostat's flagship report on quality of life data. It is the first time that Eurostat collects infor[...]

Employment of disabled people - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Statistical analysis of the 2011 labour force survey ad hoc module : 2015 edition[...]

Fixed-Term Work: Commission refers Estonia to EU Court of Justice over successive fixed-term employment in the academic sector    europa.eu

The European Commission is referring Estonia to the EU Court of Justice over its national law which does not provide sufficient protection against abuse arising from the use of successive fixed-term [...]

Commission asks the public for ideas to develop the Circular Economy    europa.eu

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 28 May 2015 The European Commission has opened a public consultation to collect views on the main policy options for developing an ambitious new approach[...]

Combating sexual orientation discrimination in the European Union - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Combating sexual orientation discrimination in the European Union[...]

Employment: Commission refers ESTONIA to Court over successive fixed-term employment in the academic sector    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 May 2015 The European Commission is referring Estonia to the EU Court of Justice over its national law which does not provide sufficient protection ag[...]

Poverty impact of fiscal consolidation measures in Belgium and other social policy debates in Europe    europa.eu

Four more Flash Reports prepared by ESPN independent experts on recent social policy debates in Europe are now available.[...]

Payment of 1 billion euro in pre-financing for the Youth Employment Initiative    europa.eu

Today the European Commission has made almost 1 billion euro available for the young unemployed.[...]

Statement by Commissioner Marianne Thyssen on payment of 1 billion euro for the Youth Employment Initiative    europa.eu

European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 22 May 2015 Today the European Commission will make almost 1 billion euro available for the young unemployed. The decision to exceptional[...]

Accelerated pre-financing for the Youth Employment Initiative: Questions and Answers    europa.eu

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 22 May 2015 Why increase the pre-financing rate? The Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) followed a proposal from the Commission and a high-level political ca[...]

Peer Review on Making Work Pay for Mothers, St Julian’s, Malta, 18-19 May 2015    europa.eu

Peer Review on Making Work Pay for Mothers, St Julian's, Malta, 18-19 May 2015[...]

Good employment and social protection practices - Commission report    europa.eu

The European Commission recently published a report in which it monitored good practices across Europe in the areas of employment, social affairs and inclusion.[...]

Catalogue of Measures, January 2015    europa.eu

Updated regularly, the 'Catalogue of Measures' provides an insight into the labour market reforms taking place across 32 European countries (the 28 Member States of the EU, plus Iceland, the Former Y[...]

Employment and social situation: Quarterly review shows a broadening recovery amidst widespread challenges    europa.eu

The economic situation in the EU started gradually improving nearly two years ago, and most Member States have recently registered positive GDP growth. Employment has started picking up, with improve[...]

Looking beyond 2015 for decent work and in the global fight against poverty    europa.eu

The European Commission is fully committed to the process of adopting a post-2015 development agenda, which is currently driven by the United Nations to set the main goals and targets for the next 15[...]

Presentations - Plenary meeting of the European Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health (5 May 2015)    europa.eu

European Commission - Agenda   Presentations What is New Jan Wollgast [...]

Presentations - Twenty-third plenary meeting of the High Level Group on Nutrition and Physical Activity (4 May 2015)    europa.eu

European Commission - Agenda   Presentations  Promote healthier environments Silvia Tok[...]

Statement by Commissioner Marianne Thyssen on the European Parliament vote on advancing 1 billion euro in pre-financing for the Youth Employment Initiative    europa.eu

European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 29 April 2015 I welcome today's vote in the European Parliament on my proposal to make 1 billion euro available for the young unemployed [...]

Guideline on good pharmacovigilance practices (GVP) - Module XVI Addendum I – Educational materials    europa.eu

Guideline on good pharmacovigilance practices (GVP) - Module XVI Addendum I – Educational materials Guideline on good pharmacovigilance practices (GVP) - Module XVI Addendum I – Educational material[...]

Modernisation of social protection systems: Stocktaking report on Member States progress on reforms    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 April 2015 A report commissioned by the European Commission to the European Social Policy Network of independent experts published today shows that Me[...]

Looking beyond 2015 for decent work and in the global fight against poverty    europa.eu

The European Commission is fully committed to the process of adopting a post-2015 development agenda, which is currently driven by the United Nations to set the main goals and targets for the next 15[...]

Employment and social situation: Quarterly review shows a broadening recovery amidst widespread challenges    europa.eu

The economic situation in the EU started gradually improving nearly two years ago, and most Member States have recently registered positive GDP growth. Employment has started picking up, with improve[...]

Employment and social situation: Quarterly review shows a broadening recovery amid widespread challenges    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 April 2015 The economic situation in the EU has started gradually improving nearly two years ago, and most Member States have recently registered posi[...]

Gender equality law in 33 European countries - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

How are EU rules transposed into national law in 2014 ?[...]

Report on equality between women and men 2014 - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Report on equality between women and men 2014[...]

International Roma Day: Statement by First Vice-President Timmermans, Commissioner Thyssen , Commissioner Jourová and Commissioner Creţu    europa.eu

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 07 April 2015 Statement of Vice-President Frans Timmermans, Commissioners Marianne Thyssen, Vĕra Jourová and Corina Creţu on the occasion of International Ro[...]

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