Message by Marianne THYSSEN, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility on the occasion of the Accessibility Act Video script (pdf - 136 KB)
How does the European Union help people with disabilities? This video explains the EU Framework for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in international sign language.
The fourth Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion took place in Brussels on 20-21 November 2014.
The Third Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion, one of the Flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy, took place on 26-27 November 2013 in Brussels.
Second Annual Convention of the European Platform Against Poverty and Social Exclusion
The clip shows three innovative examples of projects and their results on the ground, through images and testimonies of the projects’ representatives and stakeholders.
As the number of pensioners in Europe rises relative to the number of people in employment, ensuring adequate pensions on sustainable basis is a major challenge.
There is no common trend in raising inequality in Europe but some countries like Spain, the UK, Sweden, have experienced a large increase in income inequality, of the same magnitude as in the US.
This video clip looks into the challenges posed by inequalities by confronting ideas, opinions and suggestions from the public with the views of three distinguished experts.
Actor Ethan Hawke says talent needs to be nurtured to succeed in adulthood.
With life expectancy in Europe rising and birth rates falling, how much longer can states provide proper pensions for their senior citizens? With fewer people working to support retirees, governments are encouraging their citizens to postpone taking their pensions.
The EU has developed a strategy to promote 'active inclusion' - adequate income support, inclusive labour markets and access to quality services.
Almost 80 million people, of whom 19 million are children, live below the poverty line in the EU.
Today in Europe, one person in six lives below the poverty threshold.
Roma have the same hopes and dreams or the future as all Europeans: for example, to have a good education and a fulfilling career and to be integrated in society.
Balancing work and a harmonious family life can be a real challenge; one where parental leave can play a crucial role.
Balancing work, family and private life is a daily challenge for millions of European men and women.
The video looks at efforts being made to change perceptions of young and old, to help people of all ages to realise their potential and to see demographic change not as a threat but as an opportunity to fundamentally rethink of how our society functions.
Better healthcare for the Roma in Greece: story of project co-funded by the EU through the European Social Fund to provide healthcare services to the Roma.