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Representatives of social partners and European Commission holding the signed European Partnership for Integration 20/12/2017

Integration of refugees: Commission joins forces with social and economic partners

The European Commission and the EU Social and Economic partners ETUC, BusinessEurope, UAPME, CEEP and Eurochambers signed a European Partnership for Integration, laying down key principles and commitments to support and strengthen opportunities for refugees and migrants legally residing in the EU to integrate into the European labour market.

Young woman in a business meeting 18/12/2017

Commission and OECD publish policy brief on Women’s Entrepreneurship

The policy brief on Women’s Entrepreneurship explores the gender gap in entrepreneurship, the differences between male- and female-owned businesses, and the unique challenges that female entrepreneurs face when it comes to starting a business.

15/12/2017

Peer review meeting on the use of web-based tools for OSH risk assessment on 2-3 October

The Peer review meeting on risk assessment was organised under the Mutual Learning programme, and was hosted by the Irish Health and Safety Authority.

European Semester Autumn Package: Striving for sustainable and inclusive growth 22/11/2017

European Semester Autumn Package: Striving for sustainable and inclusive growth

The 2018 European Semester cycle of economic, fiscal and social policy coordination starts against the backdrop of robust economic activity in the euro area and the EU, record high employment levels and unemployment rates declining towards pre-crisis levels.

Commissioner Thyssen takes part in the European Regional Meeting of the ILO on the future of work 09/10/2017

Commissioner Thyssen takes part in the European Regional Meeting of the ILO on the future of work

Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, in charge of Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, took active part in the discussions at the 10th European Regional meeting of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on 2 October in Istanbul.

Women working in a lab 07/03/2017

Steady improvement of European labour market conditions according to Joint Employment Report

On 3 March, the European Council of employment and social policy ministers adopted the 2017 Joint Employment Report.

Young girl checking product list in a factory warehouse
04/10/2016

Commission report highlights progress of the Youth Guarantee and of the Youth Employment Initiative

Today, the European Commission adopted a Communication that highlights the main achievements of the Youth Guarantee and Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) since their launch in 2013 and draws lessons on how to improve the EU and national efforts on deploying national Youth Guarantee schemes.

Towards better social statistics for a social Europe 24/08/2016

Towards better social statistics for a social Europe

Today the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Regulation on new, integrated ways to collect and use data from social surveys so as to better support policy making in general and social policy in particular.

Worker with top hat sitting at a computer in an office 07/06/2016

Ten actions to help equip people in Europe with better skills

The Commission has adopted a new and comprehensive Skills Agenda for Europe today. The aim is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life and to make the most of Europe’s human capital, which will ultimately boost employability, competitiveness and growth in Europe.

Close-up on the hand of man holding a pen and going through numbers on a piece of paper 09/12/2015

Are we richer or poorer than before the onset of the crisis?

The global financial crisis triggered a deep recession in 2008 and 2009, the deepest since the Great Recession of the early 1930s. In 2009, the EU's GDP dropped by 4.4%, and in 2014 it barely exceeded the level of 2008.


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