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 People working at office building in London 29/03/2017

Creating jobs – reforms are producing results

The 2017 Joint Employment Report and its Scoreboard of Key Employment and Social Indicators provide a snapshot of employment and social developments in the EU. This analysis provides a focus on unemployment and Member States' efforts in the labour market to bring it down.

Logo of the 60 years' celebration of the European Social Fund (ESF) 23/03/2017

The European Social Fund celebrates its 60th anniversary: 6 decades of investment in people

The year 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the European Social Fund (ESF), Europe's oldest and main instrument to invest in people.

Joint Employment Report 2017: Main findings from the Scoreboard of key employment and social indicators 14/03/2017

Joint Employment Report 2017: Main findings from the Scoreboard of key employment and social indicators

The EPSCO Council adopted the 2017 Joint Employment Report (JER) on 3 March, including the Scoreboard of key employment and social indicators. The table below summarizes its main findings.

Save the date: European Vocational Skills Week on 20-24 November 2017
10/03/2017

Save the date: European Vocational Skills Week on 20-24 November 2017

This year's European Vocational Skills Week will be held on 20-24 November.

Women working in a lab 07/03/2017

Steady improvement of European labour market conditions according to Joint Employment Report

On 3 March, the European Council of employment and social policy ministers adopted the 2017 Joint Employment Report.

Group of workers with hard hats
07/03/2017

Ten years of European solidarity via the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund

Ten years ago, the European Globalisation adjustment Fund (EGF) began its operations. The fund is a practical demonstration of European solidarity, as it gives financial support to Member States to help workers and companies to adjust in response to changing patterns of trade.

Members of the FEAD Network listen to presentations, with a FEAD Network banner in the foreground 01/03/2017

FEAD Network discusses food selection at fourth meeting

Members of the FEAD Network came together last week to discuss the selection of food items for distribution.

Begger on the street looking at a passer-by 24/02/2017

Social dialogue makes a difference in reducing inequalities according to ILO/EC report

EU countries with coordinated bargaining systems have been successful at preventing the growth of inequalities on the labour market, while the erosion of collective bargaining in other EU countries has led to an increased number of low-paid jobs or increasing inequality among the workforce.

Symbolic image of a business graph 22/02/2017

European Semester Winter Package: review of Member States' progress towards economic and social priorities

The European Commission today publishes its annual analysis of the economic and social situation in the Member States, including an assessment of remaining imbalances.

Hands offering a turf of earth with a young plant 15/02/2017

First European microfinance institution certified under the European Code of Good Conduct

Qredits Microfinanciering Nederland has become the first European microcredit provider to be awarded the certificate for compliance with the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision. Other microcredit providers are expected to be certified shortly.