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Social Agenda 51 - Fair mobility and social fairness 26/04/2018

Social Agenda 51 - Fair mobility and social fairness

The April issue of our Social Agenda magazine focuses on the notion of fairness: fair cross-border mobility, with the creation of a European Labour Authority; and social fairness with a Recommendation on access to social protection for the almost 40% of people employed in the EU who are either in an “atypical” employment situation or self-employed.

Dangerous substances: EU Agency for Safety and Health at Work launches Europe-wide awareness-raising campaign 24/04/2018

Dangerous substances: EU Agency for Safety and Health at Work launches Europe-wide awareness-raising campaign

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has launched its 2018-19 EU-wide campaign, Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances.

Updated country profiles released on EPIC 24/04/2018

Updated country profiles released on EPIC

The latest country profiles available on the European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) provide an up–to-date overview of current policies for children and their families in all EU countries.

Commission proposes €9.8 million from Globalisation Fund to help former workers of Air France 23/04/2018

Commission proposes €9.8 million from Globalisation Fund to help former workers of Air France

Following a call from France, the European Commission is today mobilising €9.8 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help former workers of Air France, the French airline company, find new jobs.

#MySocialRights photo competition - How do you perceive social rights in Europe? 12/04/2018

#MySocialRights photo competition - How do you perceive social rights in Europe?

Young people living in the EU are invited to submit up to three photos describing what #SocialRights mean to them and get the chance to attend the European Youth Event and win two interrail tickets.

Making skills and qualifications more visible across the EU: Statement by Commissioner Thyssen following the adoption of the revised Europass framework 12/04/2018

Making skills and qualifications more visible across the EU: Statement by Commissioner Thyssen following the adoption of the revised Europass framework

Today, EU Member States adopted the Commission's proposal to revise the Europass framework. The revision, which aims at simplifying and modernising the Europass CV and other skills tools for the digital age, will enable people across the EU to make their skills and qualifications more visible, and will help policy makers to anticipate labour market needs and trends.

Do you speak ‘omni-channelling’? 09/04/2018

Do you speak ‘omni-channelling’?

The concept of ‘omni-channel management’ is gaining popularity in the private sector and increasingly in the public sector, as well as a small number of public employment services (PES).

Commission takes action to better protect workers against cancer-causing chemicals 05/04/2018

Commission takes action to better protect workers against cancer-causing chemicals

The Commission proposes to limit workers' exposure to five cancer-causing chemicals, in addition to the 21 substances that have already been limited or proposed to be limited since the beginning of this mandate. Estimates show that today's proposal would improve working conditions for over 1,000,000 EU workers and prevent over 22,000 cases of work-related illness.

New reports on the role of social services and education in fostering the integration of migrant children 05/04/2018

New reports on the role of social services and education in fostering the integration of migrant children

Recent reports show that more inclusive solutions are required to foster the integration of migrant children in Europe.

Youth Guarantee: outreach to young people is still a challenge 03/04/2018

Youth Guarantee: outreach to young people is still a challenge

Even though youth unemployment figures in the EU are improving in a context of economic recovery, outreach is still a challenge in many Member States. More efforts are needed to engage with those farthest away from the labour market.