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Eastern Partnership Seminar on  Social Protection 03/04/2012

Eastern Partnership Seminar on Social Protection

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).

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EU sets out plans for adequate, safe and sustainable pensions

The European Commission has published a White Paper on adequate, safe and sustainable pensions.

A woman showing something on a computer screen to a young man 10/02/2012

Monthly Labour Market Fact Sheet – February 2012

The number of unemployed people in the EU stood at 23.8 million in December 2011, i.e. 1.1 million more than in March 2011, when the declining trend in unemployment was reversed.

Study on active inclusion of migrants 13/01/2012

Study on active inclusion of migrants

The study on "Active inclusion of migrants" gives an expert assessment of the main trends in the situation of migrants with regard to social assistance and access to social services.

Cover: Employment and Social Developments in Europe 2011 15/12/2011

New analysis shows employment and social policies key to Europe’s job-rich recovery

The first annual review of Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) published by the European Commission underlines that a mix of employment and social policies is necessary to ensure a long-term job-rich recovery in the current climate of fiscal consolidation and bleak economic outlook.

Council room 01/12/2011

Employment and Social Policy Council

The EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers will meet on 1 December in Brussels. The Council is due to discuss the 2012 Annual Growth Survey and Joint Employment Report with the view to the European Council on 9 December 2011.

A young girl looking at job ads on a window 29/11/2011

Social survey: doubt on end of crisis continues, but trust in EU's ability to make positive impact remains

A new Eurobarometer survey shows that more than a third of European citizens currently working (35%) are concerned about losing their jobs. This proportion has increased slightly since 2009 (+2 points).

Graph done with matches and a hand pulling them up 23/11/2011

New action for growth, governance and stability

The European Commission is accelerating its efforts for economic renewal, with moves to further strengthen euro area governance, safeguard future financial stability and boost growth and employment.

Baby's dummy on keyboard 03/11/2011

Demographic change: challenges and opportunities for employment

The Employment Committee (EMCO) and the Heads of Public Employment Services (HoPES) organised a conference to discuss the 'Challenges and opportunities for employment vis-à-vis demographic changes' in Warsaw on 10-11 October.

Parents and daughter strolling in the park 16/10/2011

New social survey: EU citizens satisfied with life, but reveal low confidence in national economies

A new Eurobarometer survey on the EU's social climate shows that although EU citizens remain negative when evaluating the general situation of their country, they seem to feel that the economy is recovering and are largely satisfied and positive regarding their personal situation.

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