The third wave of the European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) records many aspects of the quality of life in Europe in 2011-12. These include social, economic, environmental and work-related elements, as well as subjective well-being and the quality of society. Together they make up a multidimensional picture of quality of life relevant to policymaking within the EU.
Innovation can help promote inclusive growth, fight against poverty, ensure a successful transition to a green economy and implement the youth guarantee, says the November issue of Social Agenda.
The European Commission has proposed to create a new scoreboard to allow for better and earlier identification of major employment and social problems in the framework of the European Semester, the EU's yearly economic policy-making cycle.
The European Commission has called on Member States to deliver on their commitments to ensure equality and to do more to improve the economic and social integration of Europe's 10 to 12 million Roma.
The most successful and competitive economies in the world are the ones which have the most effective social protection systems, the most developed social partnerships and have started making the transition from the welfare state to the social investment state.
EUROCITIES Cities for Active Inclusion partners will host eight national events between June and October in 2013.
On International Roma Day, the European Commission has underlined the need for further efforts by the Member States to improve the situation for Roma communities in Europe.
The EU's Council of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Ministers will meet on 28 February in Brussels. It will be devoted only to Employment and Social Affairs issues.
The European Commission has called on Member States to prioritise social investment and to modernise their welfare states. This means better performing active inclusion strategies and a more efficient and more effective use of social budgets.
Tackling child poverty has been high on the Norwegian political agenda for over a decade.