The fourth Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion took place in Brussels on 20-21 November 2014.
A 3-day workshop was organised on 19-21 November 2014 for the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance in Cyprus, the national body implementing the Youth Guarantee initiative, and other relevant stakeholders.
The European Commission and the OECD organised a workshop in Brussels on 12-13 November 2014 for policy makers from the pension and the employment side.
The Learning Exchange took place in Ljubljana (Slovenia) on 11 November 2014. It focused on the (mis)use of non-labour contracts to avoid Employment Protection Legislation (EPL) (civil contracts, bogus self-employment, student jobs, etc.).
The Learning Exchange took place in Dordrecht (Netherlands) on 28 October 2014. The aim of this Learning Exchange was to explore how to build capacity of the municipalities to deliver services for young people.
The Learning Exchange took place in Oslo (Norway) on 27 October 2014. It focused on eligibility criteria (e.g. requirements for job search, definition of suitable job offer, mobility requirements, binding nature of IAPs), monitoring of requirements (Job search, ALMP participation) and provisions for sanctioning (role and impact).
The EC-funded FreSsco (Free Movement and Social Security Coordination) network organised a bilateral Austrian-German seminar in Salzburg (Austria) on 27-28 October 2014.
A 2-day training was delivered on 23-24 October 2014 to assist the Romanian Ministry of Labour, other authorities and social partners in designing apprenticeship schemes.
The Work Forum brought together representatives of the European Union governance mechanisms of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).
A 5-day training was delivered between 20 and 24 October 2014 to assist the Greek Public Employment Service Agency (OAED) with the reform of the Greek apprenticeship system.