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Commission proposes €6 million from Globalisation Fund following bakery closure in Greece 25/06/2014

Commission proposes €6 million from Globalisation Fund following bakery closure in Greece

The European Commission has proposed to provide Greece with €6 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 508 former workers of the bakery manufacturer Nutriart and its providers and downstream producers to find new jobs, as well as 505 young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs).

European Health Insurance Card: almost 200 million Europeans already carry one 24/06/2014

European Health Insurance Card: almost 200 million Europeans already carry one

Almost 200 million Europeans already have the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), according to the latest figures available for 2013. This represents 37.4% of the insured population in the EU. The number of EHIC holders is steadily increasing, with 8 million more citizens carrying it in 2013 compared to the previous year (+4%).

Employment: report shows lower skilled workers face increasing difficulties to find a job 23/06/2014

Employment: report shows lower skilled workers face increasing difficulties to find a job

Low-skilled workers encounter increasing difficulties to find a job, face lower job stability and are out-competed by medium-skilled workers even in elementary occupations. In contrast, job opportunities are growing in some high-skilled professions. These are the main findings of the European Vacancy and Recruitment Report 2014 published today.

ESIF partnership agreements with 5 EU countries 20/06/2014

ESIF partnership agreements with 5 EU countries

The European Commission has adopted today Partnership Agreements with Cyprus, Slovakia and the three Baltic States on the use of European Structural and Investment Funds funding during the next seven years.

Social entrepreneurship: new standard to measure social impact 20/06/2014

Social entrepreneurship: new standard to measure social impact

A new standard to allow social enterprises of all sizes to better measure and demonstrate their social impact and so help them in their discussions with partners, investors, and public sector funders has been published by the European Commission.

Social Agenda — Europa’s ontbrekende ondernemers 19/06/2014

Social Agenda — Europa’s ontbrekende ondernemers

Social Agenda 37 neemt het nieuwe Europees Sociaal Fonds en het Europees fonds voor aanpassing aan de globalisering 2014-2020 onder de loep.

Employment and Social Policy Council on 19 June 18/06/2014

Employment and Social Policy Council on 19 June

The EU's Council of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Ministers will meet on 19 and 20 June in Luxembourg.

New European Skills Passport will facilitate recruitment in hospitality sector 17/06/2014

New European Skills Passport will facilitate recruitment in hospitality sector

The European Commission has today launched the European Hospitality Skills Passport, a tool developed to facilitate contact between jobseekers and employers in the hospitality and tourism sector in Europe.

Commissioner Andor welcomes adoption of new international standards to protect victims of forced labour and seafarers 11/06/2014

Commissioner Andor welcomes adoption of new international standards to protect victims of forced labour and seafarers

László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion has welcomed the adoption by the International Labour Organization (ILO) of two new international instruments to combat forced labour, and the approval of important amendments to the ILO's Maritime Labour Convention.

Health and safety at work: Strategic Framework sets out EU objectives for 2014-2020 06/06/2014

Health and safety at work: Strategic Framework sets out EU objectives for 2014-2020

To better protect the more than 217 million workers in the EU from work-related accidents and diseases, the European Commission presented today a new Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020, which identifies key challenges and strategic objectives for health and safety at work, presents key actions and identifies instruments to address these.