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FEAD: the role of volunteers in FEAD delivery - 9th FEAD network event 23/03/2018

FEAD: the role of volunteers in FEAD delivery - 9th FEAD network event

The FEAD Network kicked off its first meeting of 2018 on 1 March. This event featured a range of discussions, workshops and case studies on the role of volunteers in FEAD projects. 84 delegates from 21 Member States attended the event in Brussels, representing a range of stakeholders, including Managing Authorities, partner organisations and European Commission representatives.

New studies explore how digital technologies affect children 20/03/2018

New studies explore how digital technologies affect children

With under 18 year olds making up nearly a third of all internet users around the world, childhood is increasingly affected by digital technology. Two new reports have been published which explore the opportunities created by technological developments and connectivity alongside the challenges that come from children’s use of the internet and presence online.

Report presents projects and organisations funded by the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) 19/03/2018

Report presents projects and organisations funded by the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)

The Commission published a report with examples of 7 projects and 10 organisations supported by the Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) in 2014-2017.

300 participants celebrating 10 years of the European Qualifications Framework 16/03/2018

300 participants celebrating 10 years of the European Qualifications Framework

More than 300 people from employment, education and training organisations joined the first day of "The European Qualifications Framework: supporting learning, work and cross border mobility" conference on 15 March in Brussels.

EU Ministers agree on European framework for quality and effective apprenticeships 15/03/2018

EU Ministers agree on European framework for quality and effective apprenticeships

EU Ministers for Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs agreed on a recommendation setting a European framework for quality and effective apprenticeships, based on a Commission proposal from October 2017.

Commission adopts proposals for a European Labour Authority and for access to social protection
13/03/2018

Commission adopts proposals for a European Labour Authority and for access to social protection

The European Commission has taken more concrete new initiatives to further deliver on the European Pillar of Social Rights.

European Semester Winter Package out 07/03/2018

European Semester Winter Package out

The European Commission has published its annual analysis of the economic and social situation in the Member States, including progress in implementing country-specific recommendations and an assessment of possible imbalances.

Joint statement on the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive 01/03/2018

Joint statement on the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive

Following the seventh trialogue on the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive, the European Parliament Co-Rapporteurs Elisabeth Morin-Chartier and Agnes Jongerius, Bulgarian Deputy Minister for Labour and Social Policy Zornitsa Roussinova and Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Marianne Thyssen jointly stated:

New toolkit helps public employment services strengthen national career and lifelong learning approaches 27/02/2018

New toolkit helps public employment services strengthen national career and lifelong learning approaches

The Practitioner's toolkit for PES Building Career Guidance and Lifelong Learning presents concepts and tools for public employment services (PES) to assess needs and strengthen the career guidance and lifelong learning system and services.

Deinstitutionalisation of child care systems in Europe - Transition from institutional to community-based services 26/02/2018

Deinstitutionalisation of child care systems in Europe - Transition from institutional to community-based services

As the Bulgarian presidency continues to emphasise the importance of social Europe and the European Pillar of Social Rights, deinstitutionalisation remains high on the political agenda in the EU countries.