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Young children are smiling at the camera 19/09/2017

Overview of the 2016 and 2017 country-specific recommendations in the area of families and children

Every year the European Commission issues country-specific recommendations (CSRs) as part of the European Semester.

EPIC at conference on promoting migrant integration 15/09/2017

EPIC at conference on promoting migrant integration

Barbara Janta, Senior Analyst at RAND Europe, presented EPIC at a conference on Promoting Migrant Integration for a Powerful, Diverse and Multicultural Europe.

A young boy is thinking about school and home 14/09/2017

European Pillar of Social Rights

Following the 2016 public consultation, the European Commission presented the European Pillar of Social Rights as a formal Commission Recommendation on 26th April 2017.

VET Research Award of the European Commission 2017 05/09/2017

VET Research Award of the European Commission 2017

The European Commission will, for the second time, award examples of excellence in vocational education and training (VET) during the European Vocational Skills Week on 20-24 November 2017.

Intensification of efforts to tackle child poverty and social exclusion are needed 04/09/2017

Intensification of efforts to tackle child poverty and social exclusion are needed

A Synthesis Report from the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) on Progress across Europe in the implementation of the 2013 EU Recommendation on ‘Investing in children: Breaking the cycle of disadvantage’ has just been published.

Commissioner Marianne Thyssen handing over the award to the company Petronor during the 2016 award ceremony 28/08/2017

European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) Awards - Send nominations now!

The European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) Awards are open for nominations until 22 September 2017. Apprenticeships provide excellent opportunities for young people to bridge the transition from school to work, while contributing to a better skills match for employers.

25/08/2017

Recent social policy developments in Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Slovakia and Sweden

Five new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social policy Network (ESPN) are now available and provide information on recent social policy developments in Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Slovakia and Sweden.

Blocks with letters forming the words 'life', 'family', 'balance', 'work', 'carer' 08/08/2017

Social Agenda 48 is out – Spotlight on the Social Pillar

The July issue of Social Agenda is all about what the European Pillar of Social Rights means in practice.

Colourful symbolic image, also used on the cover of the report which the news item mentions 04/08/2017

Good practices for social enterprises – Joint Commission and OECD report

The report 'Boosting social enterprise development – Good Practice compendium' contains a rich collection of initiatives aimed at boosting social enterprise developments. It was jointly published by the European Commission Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Kitchen serving food in homeless shelter 31/07/2017

Fund for European aid to the most deprived helped 14 million people in 2015

The Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) supports the most disadvantaged groups in society, by providing food, basic goods such as clothing, footwear and toiletries, or by organising social inclusion activities.

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