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12/12/2016

Closing ceremony of the first European Vocational Skills Week

The closing ceremony of the first European Vocational Skills Week on Friday, 9 December 2016 gathered some 600 participants from Vocational Education and Training, business, social partners, chambers

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12/01/2017

The Youth Guarantee in practice: Theodora’s traineeship leads to employment

Having studied banking, insurance and social security at university, Theodora Dobreva was looking forward to putting what she’d learned to good use in her career. Instead, she found herself working basic and low-paid jobs in fields that didn’t interest her. “I was disappointed because this wasn’t what I had studied for,” she says.

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10/01/2017

Commission launches new initiative to improve health and safety of workers

Today the European Commission is taking action to promote Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the EU.

The European Social Fund has helped almost 10 million Europeans to find a job between 2007 and 2014
05/01/2017

The European Social Fund has helped almost 10 million Europeans to find a job between 2007 and 2014

Today, the European Commission has published an evaluation report of investments under the European Social Fund (ESF) during the 2007-2013 period, with specific reports for each Member State.

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January
23/01/2017

The European Pillar of Social Rights: going forward together

In March 2016 the Commission launched a public consultation to make an assessment of the present EU social "acquis", to reflect on new trends in work patterns and societies and to gather views and feedback on the principles identified in a preliminary outline of the European Pillar of Social Rights.

  December
06/12/2016

Labour Provisions in Trade Agreements - Seminar

This seminar, which took place in Brussels on 6 December, presented the final reports of a comprehensive International Labour Organization (ILO) Research Department project that assesses the impact of labour provisions on labour market outcomes.

  November
29/11/2016 - 30/11/2016

European Day of Persons with Disabilities

As every year, the European Commission was celebrating the Day of Persons with Disabilities together with the European Disability Forum.

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