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Today, the Commission published its summer edition of the Employment and Social Situation Quarterly review (ESSQR).
On 27 June, Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovskis together with Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen, signed on behalf of the Commission a statement on a 'new start for social dialogue'.
One of the legacies of the crisis is an increased number of people at risk of poverty. These are people with household incomes below 60% of the median income in their country. The share of people at risk of poverty (or the ‘at-risk-of-poverty rate’, AROP) increased from 13.5 per cent in 2007 to 15.9 per cent in 2014 among the working-age population (20-64 years old) – a rise of almost 20% (EU average excluding Croatia and Malta).
The 24th European Social Services Conference (ESSC) will explore how public services can collaborate more effectively with local communities and their citizens in combatting poverty and social exclusion.
On 20 June the European Commission organised a high-level event to launch the New Skills Agenda for Europe to boost human capital, employability and competitiveness, adopted on 10 June 2016.
The Work Forum on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN Convention) is meeting in Brussels on 10 June.
EU cities are invited to participate in the seventh edition of the Access City Award - The European Prize for making cities more accessible to people with disabilities and older people.