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Young man repairing a car in a garage 08/11/2016

Commission proposes 856,800 euros from Globalisation Fund to help former car workers in Spain

The European Commission has proposed to provide Spain with €856,800 from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 250 former car workers in the Spanish community Comunidad Valenciana (Spain) to find new jobs.

Members of the FEAD Network hear from projects across Europe 07/11/2016

FEAD Network discusses synergies with European Social Fund

Members of the FEAD Network came together in Brussels on 7 November to discuss synergies between the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Fund for European Aid for the Most Deprived (FEAD). One hundred Network members gathered to meet and learn from other organisations how FEAD and ESF operations can be structured to complement each other.

Vasiliki seated at her desk moving the computer mouse

The Youth Guarantee in practice: Vasiliki leaves unemployment behind and helps others find work

Vasiliki Christidi graduated from university with the firm belief that it would be simple to find a job because she had a degree. Unfortunately, it wasn’t that easy and after several months, she was still unemployed.

Four clear bottles with a plant inside. The more coins a bottle contains the bigger the plants are. The left bottle contains no coins, the right bottle is full of coins.

Over 100 agreements signed with microfinance providers since start of EU microfinance initiatives

More than EUR 1 billion has been mobilised to support over 100,000 micro-entrepreneurs in 23 EU member states under the Progress Microfinance and the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programmes.

From left to right: Fons Leroy, chair of VDAB, the Flemish public employment service, Commissioner Marianne Thyssen and Frank-Jürgen Weise, head of the German public employment service 03/11/2016

Keynote speech by Commissioner at PES Board meeting in Bratislava

During the Board meeting of the EU Public Employment Services on 1 December in Bratislava, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen gave a key-note speech on the value of the Network and its input in the Commission's work.

Stylised image of a fuel meter with left a sad smiley and right a happy smiley 28/10/2016

Seminar on regional well-being indicators (development of the inclusive society index)

Reducing regional disparities is one of the main objectives of the European Union and one which is pursued through Cohesion policy aimed at strengthening economic, social and territorial cohesion across the EU.

Handshake 28/10/2016

Report: The role of social partners in the design and implementation of policies and reforms

In view of the increased policy attention to social dialogue at European level, and given the large diversity in practices across different countries, this EEPO report aims at providing practitioners with detailed information on the channels and practices through which national social partners contribute to policy making in the EU Member States.

Several participants during a FEAD network workshop 28/10/2016

Delegates discuss FEAD at first Network meetings

The first two FEAD Network meetings have been held in Brussels on 26 September and 18 October. The events allowed delegates to hear from projects and managing authorities in different countries, and to discuss innovative ways of delivering accompanying and social inclusion measures.

Elvis standing in an open plan office talking to two colleagues

The Youth Guarantee in practice: Elvis creates a job for himself

Elvis Skripunas has always been ambitious. While other children dreamed of being firefighters, doctors or astronauts when they grew up, Elvis was imagining himself with a suit and briefcase.

Sparks in front of protected welder 26/10/2016

EU labour market developments report: stronger job creation

Job creation continued to be stronger in 2015 and the beginning of 2016 than could be expected based on economic growth according to the findings of the Commission's 2016 Labour Market and Wage Developments in Europe report, published today.