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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.

Icons for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 14/02/2017

55th session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development

“The 55th session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development (CSocD55) took place in New York on 1-10 February 2017. The priority theme for the event was “Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all”. Representatives of governments, civil society, social partners and NGOs from all regions of the world were invited to attend the CSocD55.

Young male workers work in a factory for the production of furniture 07/02/2017

Employment and Social Development in Europe Quarterly Review – Winter 2016

In the year to the third quarter of 2016, the number of employees with permanent contracts grew by 1.8%. This represents an increase of 2.8 million employees, which is seven times more than the increase in temporary contracts of 420 thousand (1.6% growth), according to the latest Employment and Social Developments Quarterly Review.

Online survey, checklist. Hand holds tablet and finger touches screen. 06/02/2017

Open public consultation on FEAD launched

The Open Public Consultation on the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) has been launched. A questionnaire and related documents for the consultation are available in all EU languages except Irish.

Three elderly people: one with a walking cane and two in a wheel chair 02/02/2017

What has the European Disability Strategy achieved so far?

Today the European Commission presents its Progress Report on the implementation of the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020. The Strategy is the main instrument to support the EU's implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

3D figure with a megaphone 27/01/2017

Contribute to the performance monitoring and the mid-term evaluation of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)

Participate in our Stakeholder Survey 2017 and contribute to the performance monitoring of the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).

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25/01/2017

Commission prepares next steps towards European Pillar of Social Rights

At the high-level conference in Brussels that closed on Monday a far-ranging consultation on the Pillar, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker highlighted national minimum salaries and national minimum incomes as issues he would like to see addressed by European cooperation on the Pillar.

Sign posts with the words Progress, EURES, EaSI, Microfinance 25/01/2017

Successful and inspiring projects financed by EaSI and its predecessors – Fifth Commission report

The European Commission published its fifth monitoring report in which it reviewed activities implemented by 19 EU-level organisations in 2015 funded under the EU's Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) and 30 projects supported by its predecessor programmes PROGRESS and EURES (2013-2016).

From left to right: Mr Jordi Curell (EC), Mr Michel Servoz (EC), Ms Deborah Greenfield (ILO), Mr Heinz Koller (ILO) 24/01/2017

13th high-level meeting between the European Commission and the International Labour Organization

On 18 and 19 January, the International Labour Office (ILO) and the European Commission held their13th high-level meeting at ILO’s Headquarters in Geneva.