The Social Protection Committee (SPC) has issued a report on the "Social dimension of the Europe 2020 strategy" that examines actions to promote inclusion and reduce poverty, in line with the strategy's headline targets.
A series of studies has been completed on social protection and social inclusion in the six Eastern Partnership countries in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) region.
In-work poverty and labour market segmentation need to be taken into account more strongly in the EU’s strategy to tackle poverty and social exclusion in the future.
The report analyses pension systems in the EU, assesses the pension reforms in the light of aggravated challenges and develops an updated agenda for delivering adequate and sustainable pensions.
The European Commission is seeking the views of public and private organisations, companies and individual citizens on how Europe could scale up innovation to meet the challenges of the ageing population in Europe, and in particular on a pilot European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on active and healthy ageing.
The objective of the study "Social Impact Assessment as a tool for mainstreaming social inclusion and social protection concerns in public policy in EU Member States", published by the European Commission, is to lead to better informed, more evidence-based political decisions.
EU employment and social affairs ministers meet on the 21st October in Luxembourg. Main agenda items are related to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy.
Two new studies on social protection and social inclusion for European Neighbourhood countries are now available on line: a study on Ukraine and a synthesis report on Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine.
One European in six reports a constant struggle to pay household bills and three quarters believe that poverty has increased in their country over the past year.
The European Foundation for the improvement of Working and Living Conditition has just published a new study about the working poor in Europe