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

EPIC celebrates Universal Children’s Day 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.

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

European Pillar of Social Rights 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.

New social policy initiatives in the UK 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.

European Commission rewards British city Chester for enhancing accessibility in its city life
29/11/2016

European Commission rewards British city Chester for enhancing accessibility in its city life

The European Commission today announced the British city of Chester as the winner of the Access City Award. Chester was chosen out of 43 cities from 21 EU countries, because of its inclusive measures for people with a disability in different sectors, in particular the tourism sector.

Recent social policy initiatives in Austria, Estonia, Hungary and Iceland 06/09/2016

Recent social policy initiatives in Austria, Estonia, Hungary and Iceland

Six new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social policy Network (ESPN) have just become available and provide information on recent policy initiatives in Austria, Estonia, Hungary and Iceland


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