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Following the 2016 public consultation, the European Commission presented the European Pillar of Social Rights as a formal Commission Recommendation on 26th April 2017.
The European Commission will, for the second time, award examples of excellence in vocational education and training (VET) during the European Vocational Skills Week on 20-24 November 2017.
A Synthesis Report from the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) on Progress across Europe in the implementation of the 2013 EU Recommendation on ‘Investing in children: Breaking the cycle of disadvantage’ has just been published.
The European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) Awards are open for nominations until 2 October 2017. Apprenticeships provide excellent opportunities for young people to bridge the transition from school to work, while contributing to a better skills match for employers.
Five new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social policy Network (ESPN) are now available and provide information on recent social policy developments in Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Slovakia and Sweden.
The July issue of Social Agenda is all about what the European Pillar of Social Rights means in practice.
The report 'Boosting social enterprise development – Good Practice compendium' contains a rich collection of initiatives aimed at boosting social enterprise developments. It was jointly published by the European Commission Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) supports the most disadvantaged groups in society, by providing food, basic goods such as clothing, footwear and toiletries, or by organising social inclusion activities.
With the introduction of Universal Credit in the UK, the delivery model financial support for unemployed is radically changing. To ensure that this new delivery model maintains current performance, provides a tailored service for the unemployed and does this without additional resource, it will have to increasingly rely on automation and build a more effective diagnostic approach for caseworkers. Effective and efficient segmentation will be key to deliver this increasingly automated yet tailored approach.
The Commission has launched the first full version of the European classification of Skills, Competences, Occupations and Qualifications (ESCO). The classification is available in 26 languages (the 24 EU languages, Icelandic and Norwegian).