The year 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the European Social Fund (ESF), Europe's oldest and main instrument to invest in people.
The EPSCO Council adopted the 2017 Joint Employment Report (JER) on 3 March, including the Scoreboard of key employment and social indicators. The table below summarizes its main findings.
This year's European Vocational Skills Week will be held on 20-24 November.
On 3 March, the European Council of employment and social policy ministers adopted the 2017 Joint Employment Report.
EU Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs, Marianne Thyssen, took part in a Citizens' Dialogue in Copenhagen.
In March 2016 the Commission launched a public consultation to make an assessment of the present EU social "acquis", to reflect on new trends in work patterns and societies and to gather views and feedback on the principles identified in a preliminary outline of the European Pillar of Social Rights.
This seminar, which took place in Brussels on 6 December, presented the final reports of a comprehensive International Labour Organization (ILO) Research Department project that assesses the impact of labour provisions on labour market outcomes.