European Pillar of Social Rights 5 years on: from principles to action for a strong social Europe
Commission kick-starts work on the European Year of Skills
Solidarity with Ukraine: EU takes new steps to provide certainty and access to employment to beneficiaries of Temporary Protection
Statement by Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli issued today the following statement on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Report highlights role of Europe’s PES in providing labour market training for the long-term unemployed
The latest PES Network report reveals how Public Employment Services (PES) have been delivering vital training and up-skilling to help long-term unemployed workers access jobs, despite the pandemic. It also identifies key improvements for future training programmes.
Germany hosted the sixth EQAVET Peer Review
The Peer Review, held on 14 and 15 November, focused on the different instruments at the federal government’s level, in Germany, to ensure quality assurance in Continuing vocational education and training (CVET). The Peer Review explored the examples of distance learning, nationally valid further training regulations and quality requirements in Germany’s case of state funding.
Building global partnerships at the first Forum on Vocational Excellence
The 2022 Forum on Vocational Excellence has taken place on 15 and 16 November 2022 in San Sebastian (Spain). This first international meeting of partners involved in initiatives on Vocational excellence included panel discussions and parallel sessions on some of the most pressing issues going from smart specialisation to social inclusion.
Commission recommends recognising COVID-19 as occupational disease in certain sectors and during a pandemic
Today, the Commission adopted an updated Recommendation on occupational diseases.
Skellefteå wins 2023 Access City Award for its outstanding efforts to become accessible to persons with disabilities
Today, the Swedish city of Skellefteå received the 2023 Access City Award in recognition of its long-term commitment and innovative approach to enhancing accessibility for persons with disabilities.
The first ever European Employment & Social Rights Forum attracted over 1200 participants
The European Employment and Social Rights Forum took place on 16-17 November in Brussels. This first edition of the event focused on how to achieve a fair and inclusive green transition for all. The Forum also celebrated the 5th anniversary of the European Pillar of Social Rights.
Commission publishes proposal for Joint Employment Report 2023
The proposal for the Joint Employment Report (JER) confirms that the EU labour market has fully recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic, showing a strong performance and surpassing pre-pandemic employment levels since the third quarter of 2021.
REACT-EU: Additional €1.5 billion for workers, employers and skills in Italy
Italy receives an extra €1.5 billion under REACT-EU to hire more young people and women, improve the skills of workers and jobseekers, and support Italy's economic recovery.
EQAVET Network Peer Learning Activity focused on quality assurance of micro-credentials
Over 60 representatives from the EQAVET Network and neighbouring countries came together, online, to explore quality assurance of micro-credentials in vocational education and training on 8 – 9 November 2022. The Peer Learning Activity was virtually hosted by Ireland.