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Big fishing net of a fishing vessel 19/12/2016

Commission welcomes Council adoption of Directive improving the working conditions in the fishing sector

The European Commission welcomes today's adoption by the EU's Council of Ministers of the Directive which aims at improving the working conditions in the fishing sector.

Goda in her own fashion business with sunglasses in the background
19/12/2016

The Youth Guarantee in practice: practical experience helps Goda launch her own business

Goda Tokere is the founder of Oh My Goda, a successful fashion company. She’s also one of a growing number of young Lithuanians that have been able to develop skills, gain experience and access new careers through the Youth Guarantee scheme.

Wooden table with a white paper on, with the words 'Social Policy' written on it 16/12/2016

Limiting profits in the welfare sector in Sweden?

A new Flash Report prepared by the European Social Policy Network provides information on the policy debate on limiting profits in the welfare sector in Sweden.

Symbolic picture symbolising social security with a stethoscope, calculator and document on an EU flag
13/12/2016

Fairness at the heart of Commission's proposal to update EU rules on social security coordination

Today the European Commission is presenting a revision of the EU legislation on social security coordination.

Award winners at the closing ceremony of the first European Vocational Skills Week 12/12/2016

Closing ceremony of the first European Vocational Skills Week

The closing ceremony of the first European Vocational Skills Week on Friday, 9 December 2016 gathered some 600 participants from Vocational Education and Training, business, social partners, chambers of commerce, civil society, think tanks, research bodies and public authorities. More than 900 activities and events registered as part of the Week took place between September and December all over Europe.

Aerial perspective of several students with focus on a girl with a rucksack 08/12/2016

Launch of scoreboards monitoring how students and learners are encouraged to go abroad

The Commission launched its first learning mobility scoreboards for initial vocational education and training (IVET) and higher education (HE) today on the occasion of the European Vocational Skills Week.

Young people gathered, some are talking, one is holding a tablet 07/12/2016

Launch of the initiative Investing in Europe's Youth

Today, the Commission launches its initiative Investing in Europe’s Youth, outlining measures to boost youth employment, improve and modernise education, increase investment in skills of young people, and to enhance better opportunities to learn and study abroad.

Tri-partite opinion on quality and effective apprenticeships and work-based learning 06/12/2016

Tri-partite opinion on quality and effective apprenticeships and work-based learning

On 2 December 2016, the tri-partite Advisory Committee on Vocational Training (ACVT) adopted unanimously an Opinion on a Shared Vision on Quality and Effective Apprenticeships and Work-based Learning. The opinion represents an important call from governments, trade unions and employers' organisations from EU Member States and partner countries to further strengthen efforts to increase quality and effectiveness of apprenticeships and work-based learning.

European Vocational Skills Week logo saying 'Discover your talent' 05/12/2016

Commission organises first European Vocational Skills Week

From 5 to 9 December 2016, the European Commission is organising a first European Vocational Skills Week to inspire people to discover, use and improve their talents and abilities through vocational training. It is one of the ten key actions proposed by the Commission under the New Skills Agenda for Europe, presented in June this year.

The European Commission today announced the British city of Chester as the winner of the Access City Award.
29/11/2016

European Commission rewards British city Chester for enhancing accessibility in its city life

The European Commission today announced the British city of Chester as the winner of the Access City Award. Chester was chosen out of 43 cities from 21 EU countries, because of its inclusive measures for people with a disability in different sectors, in particular the tourism sector.

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