2014 was the first implementation year of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). To ensure a high visibility and to respond to accountability needs, a report has been published on the performance of the EaSI programme, which consists of three axes: the Progress, EURES, and Microfinance and Social Entrepreneurship axis.
Reports from four cities examine the impact of free movement of EU workers at a local level, on the basis of studies conducted in Frankfurt, Leeds, Milan and Rotterdam in 2014/2015.
Entrepreneurship helps to create jobs and develop skills, and to include the unemployed and disadvantaged in society and the economy.
At the 6th G20 Labour and Employment Ministers' meeting in Ankara, Turkey, on 3-4 September, Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Labour Mobility and Skills, welcomed the agreement to tackle unemployment of youth most at risk of never having a job.
A report commissioned by the European Commission from the European Social Policy Network of independent experts (ESPN) published today shows an inadequate response in the Member States regarding the reintegration of the long-term unemployed.
While more and more people experience poverty at some point in their life, a short-lived experience is certainly different in nature than long-term poverty.