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The fourth Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion took place in Brussels on 20-21 November 2014.
Speaking at the high-level conference on ‘The Europe 2020 poverty target: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward’, László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, urged Member States to improve their social welfare systems, set more ambitious targets to reduce the number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion and ensure those targets can be reached.
Well-designed adequate income support schemes can be powerful tools to fight poverty and increase labour market participation, and therefore contribute to reaching the Europe 2020 target of reducing the number of people in poverty and social exclusion by at least 20 million by 2020.
The Third Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion, one of the Flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy, took place on 26-27 November 2013 in Brussels.
The European Alliance for Apprenticeships was launched in Leipzig on 2 July and aims to increase the quality and supply of apprenticeships across Europe and change mind-sets towards apprenticeship-type learning. This would facilitate a smooth transition of young people from education to work.
In the conference held in Brussels on 26 April, EURES Members were invited to take part in presentations about the future funding of EURES through the European Social Fund (ESF), as well as meeting with representatives from ESF in their respective countries and on the European level.
This European Conference officially launches the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs by adopting a shared roadmap and announcing stakeholder pledges to joint action.
The Commission in partnership with the Cyprus Presidency held the Second Annual Convention of the Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion on 5-6-7 December in Brussels.
The conference will discuss with policy makers and practitioner how to best shape EU support to social innovation in the context of the Social Investment Package for Growth and Cohesion.
Aimed at job seekers in the Czech Republic, the Jobs Expo will take place in the Incheba Arena, Prague.