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New policy initiatives in EU Member States aim to protect children from unhealthy foods 29/05/2018

New policy initiatives in EU Member States aim to protect children from unhealthy foods

Two new policy initiatives in Ireland and five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) have been announced to monitor and promote good practice with regard to the marketing of high fats and/or salt (HFSS) foods to children. The initiatives aim to protect children from obesity and promote healthy eating habits.

New developments in the field of quality Early Childhood Education and Care 25/05/2018

New developments in the field of quality Early Childhood Education and Care

High-quality Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) can be an important factor in the development and later education outcomes of children. Below, EPIC outlines recent developments in ECEC provision across Europe.

Paquet «Semestre européen» du printemps 2018: La Commission adresse des recommandations aux États membres afin que ceux-ci parviennent à une croissance durable, inclusive et à long terme. 23/05/2018

Paquet «Semestre européen» du printemps 2018: La Commission adresse des recommandations aux États membres afin que ceux-ci parviennent à une croissance durable, inclusive et à long terme.

La Commission européenne présente aujourd'hui les recommandations par pays pour 2018, dans lesquelles elle expose ses orientations économiques adressées aux États membres pour les 12 à 18 prochains mois.

Youth Guarantee: latest data shows progress but more work is needed 18/05/2018

Youth Guarantee: latest data shows progress but more work is needed

The Youth Guarantee, supported by the Youth Employment Initiative, has helped make a dent in youth unemployment and inactivity.

10th FEAD Network Meeting: FEAD’s contribution to the delivery of the European Pillar of Social Rights 17/05/2018

10th FEAD Network Meeting: FEAD’s contribution to the delivery of the European Pillar of Social Rights

The tenth FEAD Network meeting took place on 24-25 April in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmo, Sweden. The event focused on 'FEAD’s contribution to the delivery of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR)’ principles.

Agenda social 51 - Mobilité équitable et équité sociale 17/05/2018

Agenda social 51 - Mobilité équitable et équité sociale

L’édition d’avril de l’Agenda social se penche sur la notion d’équité: la mobilité transfrontalière équitable, avec la création d’une Autorité européenne du travail; et l’équité sociale au travers d’une recommandation sur l’accès à la protection sociale pour les près de 40 % de personnes employées dans l’UE qui occupent un emploi «atypique» ou sont des travailleurs indépendants.

EU and Thailand launch Labour Dialogue 17/05/2018

EU and Thailand launch Labour Dialogue

The EU and Thailand launched a bilateral Labour Dialogue with the objective to promote decent work through closer cooperation, exchange of best practices and mutual learning.

First results of Poland’s Family 500+ programme released 16/05/2018

First results of Poland’s Family 500+ programme released

In April 2016, the Polish government launched the programme “Family 500+” (Rodzina 500+) to boost birth-rates and reduce child poverty by improving living conditions of large families. The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) presents some early indicators of the programme’s progress and impact.

Latest news on the Blueprint projects 16/05/2018

Latest news on the Blueprint projects

Four Blueprint projects shared the latest news on their activities and efforts to match skills to sector's needs.

Commission evaluation confirms the importance of European Works Councils 14/05/2018

Commission evaluation confirms the importance of European Works Councils

The European Commission has published today an evaluation of the recast European Works Council Directive.