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First full version of the European classification of Skills, Competences, Occupations and Qualifications is live!

The Commission has launched the first full version of the European classification of Skills, Competences, Occupations and Qualifications (ESCO). The classification is available in 26 languages (the 24 EU languages, Icelandic and Norwegian).

28/07/2017

Peer Review on ‘Joint operation groups between public agencies – an effective tool to prevent and tackle undeclared work’, Oslo, Norway, 25-26 September 2017

In some sectors undeclared work has increasingly become a challenge. Individuals and businesses that systematically breach legislation have a disruptive effect on all working life. Social fraud, violation of tax regulation and other forms of irregular activities are ever more organised and often contain cross-border elements. Cooperation between national public agencies and across borders is necessary to combat the proliferation of undeclared work.

28/07/2017

Peer Review ‘Towards a more dynamic collective bargaining’, Lisbon, Portugal, 23-24 October 2017

Following recent labour market reforms in Portugal, the extension by administrative decision of collective agreements and the expiration or renewal of collective agreements have been contentious issues in the Portuguese industrial/ labour relations debate.

Large cargo ship 27/07/2017

Commission adopts proposal to implement social partners' agreement to improve working conditions of seafarers

Today, the European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Directive which aims at improving the working conditions of seafarers on board EU-flagged vessels.

Training at Work Award - European Vocational Skills Week 2017 27/07/2017

Training at Work Award - European Vocational Skills Week 2017

The award for "Professional training in micro, small and medium enterprises at various career stages" is open for applications until 27 September 2017.

Innovative VET provider Award for the European Vocational Skills Week 2017 25/07/2017

Innovative VET provider Award for the European Vocational Skills Week 2017

This award aims to identify a European provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) that has contributed to VET excellence through innovative practices.

Commission puts in place network of VET Week Ambassadors 18/07/2017

Commission puts in place network of VET Week Ambassadors

The European Commission is putting in place a network of European Vocational Skills (VET) Week Ambassadors.

2017 Employment and Social Developments in Europe review confirms positive trends, but highlights high burden on the young 17/07/2017

2017 Employment and Social Developments in Europe review confirms positive trends, but highlights high burden on the young

Today, the Commission published the 2017 edition of its yearly Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review.

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.

European Solidarity Corps: jobs and traineeships on track 10/07/2017

European Solidarity Corps: jobs and traineeships on track

Half a year after the European Commission launched the European Solidarity Corps and following the matching of voluntary placements which started in March 2017, thousands of jobs and traineeship placements are now also kicking off.

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