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FEAD Network: Projects and Successes in France 12/12/2017

FEAD Network: Projects and Successes in France

During the eighth FEAD Network meeting in Paris on 13-14 November, the FEAD network had the opportunity to get to know stakeholders and organisations operating within France’s capital city.

Combined EU School Fruit, Vegetables and Milk Scheme begins operating in European Schools 07/12/2017

Combined EU School Fruit, Vegetables and Milk Scheme begins operating in European Schools

The EU School Fruit, Vegetables and Milk Scheme has become operational for the 2017-2018 academic year.

European Solidarity Corps: one year since launch
07/12/2017

European Solidarity Corps: one year since launch

One year since the European Commission launched the European Solidarity Corps, 42,745 young people from all Member States have signed up. 2,166 of them have started their placements with 1,434 organisations.

Disadvantaged groups in the labour market: OECD/EU report marks added value of entrepreneurship 05/12/2017

Disadvantaged groups in the labour market: OECD/EU report marks added value of entrepreneurship

Policy measures to facilitate entrepreneurship among disadvantaged groups can help create jobs and tackle social exclusion, according to The Missing Entrepreneurs 2017, a joint report by the OECD and European Commission.

French city Lyon rewarded with 2018 Access City Award for putting accessibility at the heart of its city life
05/12/2017

French city Lyon rewarded with 2018 Access City Award for putting accessibility at the heart of its city life

On the occasion of the European Day for People with Disabilities, the European Commission today announced Lyon, France, as the winner of the Access City Award. The city was rewarded for its inclusive and universal accessibility. 

New sources of childcare support for working families in the United Kingdom 30/11/2017

New sources of childcare support for working families in the United Kingdom

As of September 2017, the UK Government has implemented a universal scheme to provide 3- and 4-year-old children of working parents in England with 30 hours of free childcare per week, an increase from the 15 hours of free provision that has been available to date.

President Juncker and Prime Minister Löfven present way forward after the Social Summit 28/11/2017

President Juncker and Prime Minister Löfven present way forward after the Social Summit

Less than two weeks after the Social Summit, which took place on 17 November in Gothenburg, European Commission President Juncker and Swedish Prime Minister Löfven take stock of its outcome. The concluding report published today will serve to frame the follow-up of the Summit, which starts with the December European Council.

Commission launches public consultation on a European Labour Authority, as well as a European Social Security Number 27/11/2017

Commission launches public consultation on a European Labour Authority, as well as a European Social Security Number

The European Commission has launched a public consultation to gather views of the broader public on setting up a European Labour Authority and the introduction of a European Social Security Number.

Commission Thyssen attends closing and award ceremony of Vocational Skills Week 24/11/2017

Commission Thyssen attends closing and award ceremony of Vocational Skills Week

Today, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen, will give a keynote speech at the closing event of the second European Vocational Skills Week.

 8th FEAD Network meeting: ‘The many faces of FEAD’ 23/11/2017

8th FEAD Network meeting: ‘The many faces of FEAD’

The 8th FEAD Network meeting took place in Paris on 13-14 November. During the two day event, members discussed the ‘many faces of FEAD’ across EU countries and the possible implementations of the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) programme post 2020.