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ESPN Synthesis Report on “Access to social protection for people working on non-standard contracts and as self-employed in Europe: A study of national policies”

Despite a number of recent national reforms which seek to improve their social protection, the self-employed still have lower coverage and benefits than salaried workers, and run a much higher risk of falling into poverty, according to a new Synthesis Report by the European Social Policy Network (ESPN)

European Vocational Skills Week: #CedefopPhotoAward 2017 10/05/2017

European Vocational Skills Week: #CedefopPhotoAward 2017

The Cedefop photo competition this year is built around the collective experiences that learners go through while training in VET.

Two feet near an arrow drawn in chalk on the floor 04/05/2017

Smoothing the path for adults to take up new learning opportunities

Would you like to prepare the ground for an EU initiative to support low-skilled individuals to improve their literacy, numeracy or digital skills, or to assist in their progress towards higher qualifications?

Participants at the FEAD Network meeting listen to a presentation from a project leader 28/04/2017

FEAD: how to best identify and reach out to aid recipients

A ‘project marketplace’ has given FEAD Network members insight into how projects successfully identify and target end beneficiaries.

Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen at a conference

Commission presents the European Pillar of Social Rights

Building a fairer Europe and strengthening its social dimension is a key priority for this Commission. Today, it delivers on its promise to adopt its proposal for the European Pillar of Social Rights.

Inequality and poverty – what action is being taken by Member States? 25/04/2017

Inequality and poverty – what action is being taken by Member States?

The 2017 Joint Employment Report (JER) and its Scoreboard of Key Employment and Social Indicators, adopted on 3 March 2017, provide a snapshot of recent employment and social policies implemented in Member States in line with the Employment Guidelines.

Wooden table with a white paper on, with the words 'Social Policy' written on it 12/04/2017

New social policy initiatives in the UK

Two new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social policy Network (ESPN) have just become available and provide information on recent social policy initiatives in the United Kingdom.

Symbolic picture representing among other things several professions, education, science, arts, ... 11/04/2017

Commission welcomes OECD report on 'Getting Skills Right'

The report 'Getting Skills Right - Financial Incentives for Education and Training systems' was published yesterday by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

The words 'Have your say at an open public consultation on the four agencies under the remit of DG EMPL' 10/04/2017

Commission launches public consultation for the evaluation of Eurofound, Cedefop, ETF and EU-OSHA

The European Commission has launched a public consultation in the context of the evaluation of the four EU agencies under the remit of DG Employment.

Network cables connected in network switches in a server room 07/04/2017

Commission proposes €2.6 million from Globalisation Fund to support former Nokia workers in Finland

The European Commission has proposed to provide Finland with €2.6 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 821 former workers of Nokia Network Systems to find new jobs.

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