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EU paves the way for European public employment services network to continue its vital work in supporting unemployed people to find new jobs
On 11 November, the European Parliament agreed on a Commission proposal to continue the successful work of the EU Public Employment Services Network until 2027.
October 2020 developments in child and family policy in EU member states
The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) presents a round-up of the latest developments in child and family policy in EU member states in October 2020. Each piece of news contains a link to the original source, which may be in a language other than English. In most cases, they are press releases from the relevant ministries.
The Pact for Skills: mobilising all partners to invest in skills
Commissioners Schmit and Breton have officially launched the Pact for Skills, a central element of the European Skills Agenda. They have also announced the first European skills partnerships in key industrial ecosystems – automotive, microelectronics, and aerospace and defence industries.
2020 Annual Report of the Social Protection Committee now available
The 2020 Annual Report of the Social Protection Committee (SPC) delivers on the Committee’s core task to monitor the social situation in the EU and the developments in social protection policies in the Member States.
Advancing the EU social market economy: adequate minimum wages for workers across Member States
The Commission today proposes an EU Directive to ensure that the workers in the EU are protected by adequate minimum wages allowing for a decent living wherever they work.
Cooperating globally on employment and social matters: 15th High Level meeting between EU and ILO
From 29 September to 2 October, the International Labour Office (permanent secretariat of the International Labour Organization) and the European Commission held their 15th High-Level meeting in a hybrid format from Geneva and Brussels.
Commission document on EU involvement in the promotion of decent work published
A Staff Working Document providing an overview of EU involvement in the promotion of decent work worldwide has been published by the European Commission.
Clear benefit to EU support to employment and labour mobility according to Commission study
An evaluation by the Commission indicates that people in the EU have clearly benefited from employment and labour mobility support by the European Social Fund (ESF).
OECD publishes social housing policy brief
Co-funded by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) a policy brief on social housing has been published by OECD.
Making the transition to declared work
Find out more about the several initiatives across the EU to encourage and help workers to choose declared work.