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The Commission proposes to limit workers' exposure to five cancer-causing chemicals, in addition to the 21 substances that have already been limited or proposed to be limited since the beginning of this mandate. Estimates show that today's proposal would improve working conditions for over 1,000,000 EU workers and prevent over 22,000 cases of work-related illness.
Recent reports show that more inclusive solutions are required to foster the integration of migrant children in Europe.
Even though youth unemployment figures in the EU are improving in a context of economic recovery, outreach is still a challenge in many Member States. More efforts are needed to engage with those farthest away from the labour market.
The Social Situation Monitor (SSM) team invited analysts, economists and social researchers to discuss the issue of measuring multidimensional poverty.
As of February 2018, the new paternity leave entitlement for fathers has come into effect in the Czech Republic. The new seven-day entitlement, which allows fathers to claim up to 70% of their salary, is intended to encourage father’s early involvement in caring for young children.
The EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals was upgraded on 23 March 2018.
Today, the European Commission has proposed to provide Belgium with €4.6 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund. This money should help nearly 2,300 former workers of Caterpillar Solar Gosselies and of several Caterpillar suppliers find new jobs.
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.
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.
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.