With support from the Youth Guarantee scheme, many young people in Europe have managed to find a job or follow a course which gives their career a boost. This is André's story, from Portugal.
The European Commission has launched a public consultation in the context of ex-post evaluation of the European Social Fund (ESF) during the 2007-2013 programming period.
Europe's population is getting older. As a consequence of this demographic trend and recent pension reforms that increased the statutory retirement age and curtailed early retirement options, the number of older workers aged 55 and above increased by more than 12 million between 2004 and 2014 in the EU28, bringing their total number to 38 million.
Six new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social policy Network (ESPN) are now available and provide information on recent social policy developments in Ireland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Poland, Portugal and Sweden.
The European Investment Fund (EIF) and UniCredit Leasing SIA (UCL) have signed the first loan agreement in the Baltics under Progress Microfinance with funding from the European Union.
Meeting in Dhaka (Bangladesh), the representatives of the EU, US, Canada, Bangladesh and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) – partners committed to the so called Bangladesh Sustainability Compact - assessed the progress and set priorities for further work to improve situation of Bangladeshi textile workers. The meeting was also an opportunity for an open dialogue with stakeholders including trade unions, NGOs, buyers and employers.
The European Commission and the EU High Representative published today the first report on the concrete effects of the GSP+, the EU trade policy instrument devised to encourage third countries to comply with core international standards in the areas of human rights, labour rights, environmental protection and good governance.
The long-term unemployed (LTU) are those who have been out of work and searching for a job for 12 months or longer.
Today the College of Commissioners held a first orientation debate on establishing a European Pillar of Social Rights. It should be a self-standing reference document, of a legal nature, setting out key principles and values shared at EU level.
The Commission is carrying out an evaluation of Directive 91/533/EEC on an employer's obligation to inform employees of the conditions applicable to the contract or employment relationship - the so-called "Written Statement Directive".