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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.
Everything you need to know about the new EURES regulation
This guide will be useful for people within the EURES network. It will also be useful for people who work with EURES in public authorities, for public employment services (PES), career guidance offices and other multipliers and stakeholders who want to know more about the changes taking effect in EURES. The guide aims to explain the changes resulting from the new EURES Regulation and how these will develop the scope and capacity of the EURES network with the objective of transforming EURES into a real pan-European labour market recruitment tool. More info on the European jobs network in 2017.
The present thematic report is the second deliverable prepared in the frame of the “ESF Performance and Thematic Reports” contract.
The aim of the report is to assess the contribution of the ESF to the objectives set out in the New Skills Agenda. The study addresses the following four questions.
Poverty reduction is one of the headline targets of the Europe 2020 strategy. The concrete target is "at least 20 million fewer people in or at risk of poverty and social exclusion by 2020". Although a very small Fund by EU standards (almost €3.8 billion for 2014-2020), the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) has been set up to contribute to achieving this target. Its specific objective is to alleviate the worst forms of poverty in the EU and to promote the social inclusion of the most deprived persons. The Fund provides material support and social inclusion measures to the target group. This report is the Interim Report of the mid-term evaluation in 2018.
Employment has reached record highs in Europe with more than 236 million Europeans at work. Yet, large disparities remain between countries or age groups. At the same time, employers report difficulties in finding people with the right skills. So there is still work to do. The Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) is a clear expression of the Commission's firm commitment to create jobs and growth and improve social conditions across Europe. This 8th report showcases 7 successful and inspiring projects supported by EaSI in 2014-2017.