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26/04/2018

Peer review on 'Work-capacity assessment and employment of persons with disabilities', Riga, Latvia, 26-27 April 2018

The peer review will be hosted by the Latvian Ministry of Welfare and discuss approaches for assessing and establishing work-capacity or disability, measures to improve labour market integration of persons with disabilities and the role of labour market institutions and other actors.

19/04/2018

Peer review on 'The rise of self-employed (without employees) and precarious work – causes, challenges and policy options', The Hague, The Netherlands, 19-20 April 2018

The peer review will explore the different possible causes of the rise of precarious work, the different forms in which it manifests itself in European countries, and the societal and political debates that it creates.

26/03/2018

Peer review on 'In-work progression – approaches and challenges', Manchester, UK, 26-27 March 2018

The peer review will be hosted by the UK Department for Work and Pensions and attended by government representatives and independent expert from seven other European countries, as well as representatives from international organisations.

19/01/2018

Recent social policy developments in Germany, Luxembourg, Malta and Portugal

Four new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) are now available and provide information on recent policy developments in Germany, Luxembourg, Malta and Portugal.

New studies examine importance of investing in early learning 04/01/2018

New studies examine importance of investing in early learning

Two new reports have been released on the subject of education in Europe. The OECD’s 2017 edition of 'Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators' and the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education (EASNIE) study 'Inclusive education for learners with disabilities' provide a wealth of data and analysis on the key aspects related to education in EU countries and beyond.

An employer and his employee in a coffee shop shaking hands in agreement 20/12/2017

Commission proposes to improve transparency and predictability of working conditions

As part of the follow-up to the European Pillar of Social Rights, the European Commission has adopted a proposal for a new Directive for more transparent and predictable working conditions across the EU.

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.

Second FEAD Network Thematic Dossier Published 20/12/2017

Second FEAD Network Thematic Dossier Published

The FEAD Network has published its second Thematic Dossier. This thematic dossier presents the main outcomes of FEAD Network discussions in 2017 on supporting a variety of target groups through FEAD-funded initiatives.

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.

Commission proposes €2.1 million from Globalisation Fund to help 900 former Ericsson workers in Sweden 18/12/2017

Commission proposes €2.1 million from Globalisation Fund to help 900 former Ericsson workers in Sweden

Today, the European Commission proposed a €2.1 million contribution from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 900 redundant Swedish Ericsson workers find new jobs.