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Recent social policy developments in Finland, France, Kosovo* and Malta
Four new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) are now available and provide information on social policy developments in Finland, France, Kosovo and Malta.
September 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 September 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.
#EU4FairWork: highlights from the Week of Action
The #EU4FairWork Week of Action was the peak of the first ever campaign for declared work launched by the European Platform tackling undeclared work jointly with the European Labour Authority.
Commission evaluation shows that EU support for youth employment has provided clear benefit to young people
The Commission’s staff working document presents the main findings of the evaluation of the ESF and YEI support to youth employment during the period 2014-2018.
European Vocational Skills Week 2020
The fifth European Vocational Skills Week will be held online on 9-13 November 2020.
COVID-19: Socio-economic consequences and policy responses in Austria, Denmark, Czechia, Estonia, Slovakia and Kosovo*
Eight Flash Reports prepared by the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) are now available and offer new key information on the ongoing crisis from a social policy perspective as well as brief assessments. The countries covered are Austria, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Slovakia and Kosovo.
Beating cancer: Better protection of workers against cancer-causing chemicals
Each year, about 120,000 work-related cancer cases occur as a result of exposure to carcinogens at work in the EU, leading to approximately 80,000 fatalities annually. To improve workers' protection against cancer, the Commission has proposed today to further limit their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.
Employment and Social Developments in Europe review: why social fairness and solidarity are more important than ever
The review provides evidence-based analysis on how to achieve greater fairness across the EU in the face of crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic as well as structural changes due to demographic ageing, and the green and digital transitions.
Commission proposes €2 million to help 500 workers made redundant in shipbuilding and ancillary sectors in Galicia, Spain
Around 500 redundant workers are expected to participate in the support measures co-financed by the EGF. The package aims to provide them with career guidance, support in their job search, opportunities to learn new skills by means of vocational training, and tutoring and guidance after finding another job.
August 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 August 2020.