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The Commission replies to the UN on how the EU is implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 22/06/2015

The Commission replies to the UN on how the EU is implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The European Commission published today its replies to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on how the EU's is implementing the dedicated UN Convention.

Promoting the creation of decent jobs and sustainable growth together with the International Labour Organization (ILO) 18/06/2015

Promoting the creation of decent jobs and sustainable growth together with the International Labour Organization (ILO)

The European Commission welcomes the outcomes of the 104th International Labour Conference in Geneva during the first two weeks of June.

Access City Award 2016 15/06/2015

Access City Award 2016

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

Commission discusses ways to strengthen EU social policy 09/06/2015

Commission discusses ways to strengthen EU social policy

The Commission today held an orientation debate to discuss how EU policy can best address social and employment challenges in Europe.

04/06/2015

Improved regulation of student work in Slovenia and the Romanian draft National Strategy on Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction

Two more Flash Reports prepared by ESPN independent experts on recent social policy developments in Europe are now available.

Commission proposes €1.3 million from Globalisation Fund for former workers of ICT sector in Finland 02/06/2015

Commission proposes €1.3 million from Globalisation Fund for former workers of ICT sector in Finland

The European Commission has proposed to provide Finland with € 1.3 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 500 former workers of Broadcom Communications Finland and two of its suppliers to find new jobs.

Free movement: new Commission report on mobility of Croatian workers 29/05/2015

Free movement: new Commission report on mobility of Croatian workers

Today the European Commission has published a new report on transitional arrangements on free movement for Croatian workers, concluding that future potential flows of Croatian workers to other EU Member States are likely to be small and unlikely to lead to labour market disturbances.

Fixed-Term Work: Commission refers Estonia to EU Court of Justice over successive fixed-term employment in the academic sector 27/05/2015

Fixed-Term Work: Commission refers Estonia to EU Court of Justice over successive fixed-term employment in the academic sector

The European Commission is referring Estonia to the EU Court of Justice over its national law which does not provide sufficient protection against abuse arising from the use of successive fixed-term employment contracts or relationships in the academic sector.

22/05/2015

Poverty impact of fiscal consolidation measures in Belgium and other social policy debates in Europe

Four more Flash Reports prepared by ESPN independent experts on recent social policy debates in Europe are now available.

21/05/2015

Research seminar on self-employment

Supporting entrepreneurship and self-employment is an important part of the Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.