The European Commission has proposed guidance today to Member States to better help long-term unemployed return to work.
Labour markets and social indicators in the EU continue to gradually improve, benefitting from the strengthening in economic activity, according to the latest edition of the Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review.
Promoting self-employment and entrepreneurship has a strong potential to create jobs, strengthen the EU’s innovation capacity and give unemployed and disadvantaged people an opportunity to fully participate in society and the economy (provided they get the necessary support to make the transition).
Europe’s pension systems can be expected to deliver adequate pensions also to future generations of retirees provided Member States pursue strong policies to enable as many workers as possible to stay in jobs until they reach the statutory pension age, a new report on pension adequacy shows.
As every year, the European Commission is celebrating the Day of Persons with Disabilities together with the European Disability Forum.
The 4th EAfA stakeholder meeting took place on 5 October in Brussels with two thematic sessions: support for SMEs engaging in and regional approaches to apprenticeships.
Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Marianne Thyssen met a wide number of civil society organisations to discuss how to strengthen the social dimension in the EU.
On 22 September 2015 in Brussels, politicians and experts on public funding joined an international debate on key questions on the European budget policy agenda today.