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Commission takes action to better protect workers against cancer-causing chemicals 05/04/2018

Commission takes action to better protect workers against cancer-causing chemicals

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.

New reports on the role of social services and education in fostering the integration of migrant children 05/04/2018

New reports on the role of social services and education in fostering the integration of migrant children

Recent reports show that more inclusive solutions are required to foster the integration of migrant children in Europe.

Youth Guarantee: outreach to young people is still a challenge 03/04/2018

Youth Guarantee: outreach to young people is still a challenge

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.

Multidimensional poverty in the EU: Social Situation Monitor Seminar 28/03/2018

Multidimensional poverty in the EU: Social Situation Monitor Seminar

The Social Situation Monitor (SSM) team invited analysts, economists and social researchers to discuss the issue of measuring multidimensional poverty.

Czech Republic introduces new paternity leave entitlement 26/03/2018

Czech Republic introduces new paternity leave entitlement

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.

EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals gets an upgrade! 26/03/2018

EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals gets an upgrade!

The EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals was upgraded on 23 March 2018.

Commission proposes €4.6 million from Globalisation Adjustment Fund for former Caterpillar workers in Belgium 23/03/2018

Commission proposes €4.6 million from Globalisation Adjustment Fund for former Caterpillar workers in Belgium

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.

FEAD: the role of volunteers in FEAD delivery - 9th FEAD network event 23/03/2018

FEAD: the role of volunteers in FEAD delivery - 9th FEAD network event

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.

New studies explore how digital technologies affect children 20/03/2018

New studies explore how digital technologies affect children

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.

Report presents projects and organisations funded by the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) 19/03/2018

Report presents projects and organisations funded by the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)

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.