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The European Social Fund celebrates its 60th anniversary: 6 decades of investment in people

The year 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the European Social Fund (ESF), Europe's oldest and main instrument to invest in people.

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Blocks with letters forming the words 'life', 'family', 'balance', 'work', 'carer' 08/08/2017

Social Agenda 48 is out – Spotlight on the Social Pillar

The July issue of Social Agenda is all about what the European Pillar of Social Rights means in practice.

Colourful symbolic image, also used on the cover of the report which the news item mentions 04/08/2017

Good practices for social enterprises – Joint Commission and OECD report

The report 'Boosting social enterprise development – Good Practice compendium' contains a rich collection of initiatives aimed at boosting social enterprise developments. It was jointly published by the European Commission Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Kitchen serving food in homeless shelter 31/07/2017

Fund for European aid to the most deprived helped 14 million people in 2015

The Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) supports the most disadvantaged groups in society, by providing food, basic goods such as clothing, footwear and toiletries, or by organising social inclusion activities.

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27/11/2017 - 28/11/2017

High level conference - Opening up to an ERA of Social Innovation

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.

27/09/2017 - 28/09/2017

Second International Seminar on the Active Ageing Index

The European Commission, UNECE, the University of the Basque Country, the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, with the support of the Government of Biscay (Spain), are organising a Second International Seminar on the Active Ageing Index (AAI) in Bilbao in September 2018.


Workshop - Delivering higher effective retirement ages

The Commission's Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion together with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) organised a Workshop on Delivering higher effective retirement ages on 28 June 2017 in Brussels.

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