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Paper people under hands in gesture of protection 17/07/2018

Updated MISSOC information on national social protection systems now available

Updated information (up to January 2018) on social protection systems in all EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland – including brief descriptions of their organisation and information on the social protection of the self-employed – is now available on the MISSOC website.

Access City Award 2019 now open for applications 16/07/2018

Access City Award 2019 now open for applications

The 2019 edition of the Access City Award is now receiving applications. This year also includes special culture heritage awards.

Employment and Social Developments in Europe: 2018 review confirms positive trends but highlights the increasing need for skills and inclusion 13/07/2018

Employment and Social Developments in Europe: 2018 review confirms positive trends but highlights the increasing need for skills and inclusion

Today, the Commission has published the 2018 edition of its yearly Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review.

European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) Awards 2018 - Send nominations now! 04/07/2018

European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) Awards 2018 - Send nominations now!

The European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) Awards are open for nominations until 17 August 2018

New report shows that digital employment platforms are gaining a foothold in Europe's labour markets 27/06/2018

New report shows that digital employment platforms are gaining a foothold in Europe's labour markets

The Commission is publishing today a report on digital platform workers in Europe. The report provides evidence on this emerging phenomenon based on a survey of over 32 000 people across 14 Member States.

Commission welcomes agreement between EU Member States on key files for a more social Europe 26/06/2018

Commission welcomes agreement between EU Member States on key files for a more social Europe

Last week EU Member States reached an agreement on three legislative files which are a cornerstone of building a stronger social Europe.

Parliament and Council adopted directive on recognition of professional qualifications in inland navigation 19/06/2018

Parliament and Council adopted directive on recognition of professional qualifications in inland navigation

With the new directive, crew members will be able to work in a cross-border environment more easily as Union certificates of qualification will be valid on all EU inland waterways.

300 participants join the European Validation Festival
14/06/2018

300 participants join the European Validation Festival

More than 300 people from employment, education and training, civil society organisations, and social partners joined the first day of the European Validation Festival - Unlocking talents in Europe, on 14 June in Brussels.

EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals gets another upgrade 13/06/2018

EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals gets another upgrade

The EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals is providing a new module to users, offering the opportunity to select online courses, like massive open online courses (MOOCS).

11th FEAD Network meeting: Building partnerships between FEAD and ESF initiatives 12/06/2018

11th FEAD Network meeting: Building partnerships between FEAD and ESF initiatives

The 11th FEAD Network meeting will take place on 19 June 2018 in Brussels. The meeting will focus on building partnerships to improve FEAD support.