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European Solidarity Corps: one year since launch
07/12/2017

European Solidarity Corps: one year since launch

One year since the European Commission launched the European Solidarity Corps, 42,745 young people from all Member States have signed up. 2,166 of them have started their placements with 1,434 organisations.

Trolleybus near Part Dieu station in Lyon, France
05/12/2017

French city Lyon rewarded with 2018 Access City Award for putting accessibility at the heart of its city life

On the occasion of the European Day for People with Disabilities, the European Commission today announced Lyon, France, as the winner of the Access City Award. The city was rewarded for its inclusive and universal accessibility. 

•	Happy children in brightly coloured clothing join hands across a field 20/11/2017

EPIC celebrates Universal Children’s Day

Today, the European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) celebrates the United Nations’ Universal Children’s Day.

etail of a woman hands writing in notebook and boy playing on the background 20/11/2017

Moving forward on the European Pillar of Social Rights: Commission seeks to promote social protection for all

Today the Commission has launched the second round of discussions with trade unions and employers' organisations at the EU level on how to help people in employment and in self-employment have access to social protection and related employment services.

Young children are smiling at the camera 19/09/2017

Overview of the 2016 and 2017 country-specific recommendations in the area of families and children

Every year the European Commission issues country-specific recommendations (CSRs) as part of the European Semester.

EPIC at conference on promoting migrant integration 15/09/2017

EPIC at conference on promoting migrant integration

The 2016 EPIC research brief on Education policy responses for the inclusion of migrant children in Europe was presented at a conference on Promoting Migrant Integration for a Powerful, Diverse and Multicultural Europe.

A young boy is thinking about school and home 14/09/2017

European Pillar of Social Rights

Following the 2016 public consultation, the European Commission presented the European Pillar of Social Rights as a formal Commission Recommendation on 26th April 2017.

Intensification of efforts to tackle child poverty and social exclusion are needed 04/09/2017

Intensification of efforts to tackle child poverty and social exclusion are needed

A Synthesis Report from the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) on Progress across Europe in the implementation of the 2013 EU Recommendation on ‘Investing in children: Breaking the cycle of disadvantage’ has just been published.

Peer Review in Belgium: Reconciling Family Life and Entrepreneurship 13/07/2017

Peer Review in Belgium: Reconciling Family Life and Entrepreneurship

In the first quarter of 2017 self-employed people made up 15% of the workforce in EU Member States.

Wooden table with a white paper on, with the words 'Social Policy' written on it 12/04/2017

New social policy initiatives in the UK

Two new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social policy Network (ESPN) have just become available and provide information on recent social policy initiatives in the United Kingdom.


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