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Different pictogrammes representing several disabilities or signs used in the context of persons with disabilities 10/06/2016

2016 Work Forum on the implementation of the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities

The Work Forum on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN Convention) met in Brussels on 10 June.


Strategic Dialogue Meeting with Civil Society Organisations - European Pillar of Social Rights: Taking stock of the EU social acquis

The Strategic Dialogue Meeting brought together about 45 civil society organisations from the social field to discuss concerns and ideas to be addressed in the development of a European Pillar of Social Rights.

First hearing with EU social partners on the European Pillar of Social Rights 06/06/2016

First hearing with EU social partners on the European Pillar of Social Rights

On 6 June 2016, the Commission held the first hearing with EU social partners on the European Pillar of Social Rights (the Pillar).

Announcement with speaking bubble, hashtag, Twitter, European Commission and Green Week logo 03/06/2016

Twitter Chat #EU4GreenSkills: Investing in green skills is investing for a greener future

What is the EU doing to foster green skills? Where are we in terms of funding to generate green jobs? Our experts answered to these and other questions via Twitter on 3 June.

Commissioner Marianne Thyssen stands in front of a FEAD Network banner to give the opening address at the FEAD Network conference 02/06/2016 - 03/06/2016

FEAD Network launch conference

The FEAD Network launch conference was held in Brussels on 2-3 June, with over 200 delegates from around Europe joining to discuss ways of delivering the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived.


ESCO to support new recruitment technologies

On 2 June, ESCO team leader Mr Martin le Vrang presented the ESCO classification on the "Intelligent Machines and the Future of Recruitment" conference in Amsterdam.

Blind person with guidance dog getting on a bus 01/06/2016 - 31/12/2017

Access City Award 2017

EU cities are invited to participate in the seventh edition of the Access City Award - The European Prize for making cities more accessible to people with disabilities and older people.

Expert hearing on the 'Future of Work' 30/05/2016

Expert hearing on the 'Future of Work'

A first expert hearing took place on 30 May 2016 in view of reflecting on the challenges related to the future of work.

Shadows of construction workers 27/05/2016

Launch of the European Platform Tackling Undeclared Work

On 27 May 2016 the European Platform to enhance cooperation in tackling undeclared was launched in Brussels.


FreSsco seminar (Ireland): Impact of recent developments at EU level on entitlements under EU law on freedom of movement and social security

The EC-funded FreSsco network (Free Movement and Social Security Coordination) will organise a seminar in Dublin (Ireland) on 26 May 2016.