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12/01/2018

Social Agenda 50 – The new social dimension

Social Agenda 50 – The new social dimension

Things are moving fast as employment and social affairs make up a decisive part of the roadmap to a more united and democratic EU by June 2019, announced by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in September 2017: the Commission proposals to make it happen must be on the table of the European Parliament and Council by May 2018 at the latest.

We explain how the European Pillar of Social Rights, proclaimed by EU leaders last November, serves as a framework for preparing them and is strengthening the social dimension of EU economic governance.

We also review proposals for an EU framework to raise the quality of apprenticeships, report on evidence of an urgent need to take on intergenerational inequality and show how social innovation is a must to ensure sustainable economic growth.

Table of contents
A European framework for quality and effective apprenticeships is on the EU Council of Ministers' table.
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Recent analyses shows how urgent it is to make the labour market and social protection systems fairer for Europe's young and for future generations.
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Social innovation is strategic to ensure inclusive growth.
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This year, crucial EU employment and social policy initiatives are due to materialise as part of a roadmap towards a more united, stronger and more democratic EU.
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The proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights at the Social Summit on 17 November 2017 gives extra ownership of the Pillar to actors from the EU to the local level, as well as extra momentum to a series of employment and social affairs initiatives launched by the European Commission on the basis of the Pillar, which should materialise in the next eighteen months.
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The stories of Erika (Hungary), Marisa (Malta), Kristina and Monika (Bulgaria) and Marios and Alexandra (Greece).
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The Social Scoreboard will help civil society engage with the European Semester.
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Clinching funding and priorities
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Catalog N. : KE-AF-17-050-EN-N

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