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Report examines effectiveness of ESF interventions through counterfactual impact evaluation 01/07/2016

Report examines effectiveness of ESF interventions through counterfactual impact evaluation

The evaluation report 'Pilot projects to carry out ESF related counterfactual impact evaluations' sheds light on the effectiveness of some European Social Fund (ESF) interventions.

Employment and Social Situation Quarterly indicates less long-term unemployed, more convergence between Member States 28/06/2016

Employment and Social Situation Quarterly indicates less long-term unemployed, more convergence between Member States

Today, the Commission published its summer edition of the Employment and Social Situation Quarterly review (ESSQR).

Vice-President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Thyssen sign joint statement 'new start for social dialogue' 27/06/2016

Vice-President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Thyssen sign joint statement 'new start for social dialogue'

On 27 June, Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovskis together with Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen, signed on behalf of the Commission a statement on a 'new start for social dialogue'.

The Skills Development Division of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) visited the ESCO team 27/06/2016

The Skills Development Division of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) visited the ESCO team

A high-level delegation from the Skills Development Division of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) visited the ESCO team of the European Commission on the 23rd of June.

Council Conclusions on 'Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion: an Integrated Approach' 27/06/2016

Council Conclusions on 'Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion: an Integrated Approach'

The Council calls on the Commission and the Member States to develop an integrated approach to combat poverty and social exclusion by combining adequate income support, access to quality services and inclusive labour markets, while ensuring equal opportunities for women and men.

Key EU contribution to decent work at the 105th International Labour Conference 24/06/2016

Key EU contribution to decent work at the 105th International Labour Conference

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was the guest of honour of this year's International Labour Conference, the supreme body of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), that took place in Geneva over May-June 2016.

Restructuring the Hungarian social protection system: Evaluation of the 2015 decision to deliver benefits locally 22/06/2016

Restructuring the Hungarian social protection system: Evaluation of the 2015 decision to deliver benefits locally

Last year, the Hungarian government introduced an extensive reform of the social protection system, notably separating provisions for income and expense compensation.

Poverty risks since the crisis: are older people winning at the expense of the young? 15/06/2016

Poverty risks since the crisis: are older people winning at the expense of the young?

One of the legacies of the crisis is an increased number of people at risk of poverty. These are people with household incomes below 60% of the median income in their country. The share of people at risk of poverty (or the ‘at-risk-of-poverty rate’, AROP) increased from 13.5 per cent in 2007 to 15.9 per cent in 2014 among the working-age population (20-64 years old) – a rise of almost 20% (EU average excluding Croatia and Malta).

Ten actions to help equip people in Europe with better skills 07/06/2016

Ten actions to help equip people in Europe with better skills

The Commission has adopted a new and comprehensive Skills Agenda for Europe today. The aim is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life and to make the most of Europe’s human capital, which will ultimately boost employability, competitiveness and growth in Europe.

Measures to support the integration of asylum seekers and refugees 02/06/2016

Measures to support the integration of asylum seekers and refugees

On 22 June 2016, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission hosted a Thematic Event under the umbrella of the Mutual Learning Programme addressing the integration of asylum seekers and refugees.