The European Commission has called on Member States to prioritise social investment and to modernise their welfare states. This means better performing active inclusion strategies and a more efficient and more effective use of social budgets.
The European Commission JRC-IPTS is conducting jointly with DG-CONNECT the MIREIA (Measuring the Impact of eInclusion Intermediary Actors) project which aims at better understanding the role of e-Inclusion intermediary actors and to create adequate instruments to facilitate the demonstration of their outcomes and their contribution to the achievement of European e-Inclusion policy goals.
The study “Social Impact of Emigration and Rural-Urban Migration in Central and Eastern Europe” is now online.
With its objective of inclusive as well as smart and sustainable growth, and with its (first ever) EU poverty and social exclusion target, the Europe 2020 Strategy (potentially) increases the importance of the EU's social objectives and integrates them with the EU's economic, employment and environmental objectives.
On the 14th of November 2012, the European Commission took action to break the glass ceiling that continues to bar female talent from top positions in Europe’s biggest companies.
The European Commission has proposed to set up a Fund to help the most deprived persons in the EU.
The EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers will meet on 4 October in Luxembourg under the chairmanship of Ms Sotiroula Charalambous, Cyprus' Minister for Labour and Social Insurance.
The European Commission has awarded prizes to the winners of the eInclusion awards at the Digital Agenda Assembly held in Brussels on 21st and 22nd June 2012.
The European Commission has called on EU Member States, in a report, to implement their national strategies to improve the economic and social integration of Europe's 10 to 12 million Roma.
The seminar held on 16 March 2012 in Brussels was part of the cooperation in the field of labour market and social policies under the multi-lateral dimension of the Eastern Partnership (thematic Platform 2 on Economic Integration and Convergence with EU policies).