The year 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the European Social Fund (ESF), Europe's oldest and main instrument to invest in people.
This year's edition of the Labour Market and Wage Developments in Europe Report confirms the positive labour market trends that have been witnessed in the EU.
The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships.
The Employment and Social Development in Europe (ESDE) Quarterly Review highlights continuing economic growth in the EU together with a steady decrease in unemployment.
The conference in Lisbon on 27 and 28 November aims to boost social innovation in Europe because social innovation is a good, cost-effective way to advance inclusive and wealth-creating public policies.
The Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee are organising a conference on "From Crisis Management Towards Everyday Practice: Lessons from the refugees' integration for future labour market and social policies", on 6 November in Brussels.
Despite progress made in the last year, Spain's youth is still facing important challenges, such as high unemployment, skill gaps and mismatches, jobs that are often below their education level or high shares of fixed-term contracts.