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EU leaders and social partners have agreed this morning on the urgent need to stimulate investment and create more jobs in order to meet the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, the EU's long-term growth and jobs plan.
The European Commission has launched today a call for expression of interest to appoint members to a new term of office of SCOEL, the Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limit Values.
More than 20,000 entrepreneurs have already benefited from loans and guarantees worth a total of €182 million under the European Progress Microfinance Facility, according to the latest European Commission report about the implementation of this financial instrument.
The EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers will meet on 16 October in Luxembourg.
The Fourth Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion, a flagship initiative of the Europe 2020 strategy, will take place on 20-21 November 2014 in Brussels.
The European Commission held a high-level expert conference on "Moving 'beyond GDP' in European economic governance" in Brussels on the 10th of October.
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.
On 2nd and 3rd October 2014 in Brussels, more than 400 participants from over 30 countries attended the conference "Roma inclusion on the ground - the ROMACT approach”.
Commissioner László Andor participated in a Twitter chat on the "Youth Guarantee: Delivering results" on 2 October 2014.