Fair minimum wages: Commission launches second-stage consultation of social partners
Today, the Commission launches the second-stage consultation of European trade unions and employers' organisations on how to ensure fair minimum wages for all workers in the European Union.
May 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 May 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.
Meeting of the centre of vocational excellence in field of water technology - PoVE Water
A webinar of the European Platform of Vocational Excellence Water took place on 26-28 May. In this meeting, five European regions worked together to shape the future skilled vocational practitioner in the field of water technology. CIV Water, based in Leeuwarden, is an example of the best in vocational excellence in Europe.
FEAD: more resources to address the social impact of the Coronavirus crisis
The Commission is proposing further amendments to the Common Provisions Regulation and the FEAD Regulation, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and growing needs.
Recovering from the crisis: EU funding to protect jobs and support a green, digital, inclusive society and economy
The European Commission is putting forward changes needed for the EU’s social funding programmes to tackle social and employment challenges in the post-crisis era.
European Semester: Recommendations for a coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic
The Commission has proposed country-specific recommendations (CSRs) providing economic policy guidance to all EU Member States in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, focused on the most urgent challenges brought about by the pandemic and on relaunching sustainable growth.
Cohesion Policy funding mobilised for quick and targeted response to the coronavirus emergency in Bulgaria
The European Commission welcomes the first important steps taken by Bulgaria to focus EU funds on fighting the coronavirus outbreak and tackling the economic and social impact stemming from it.
Cohesion Policy helps saving lives, jobs and businesses in the coronavirus outbreak and the Zagreb earthquake aftermath
Croatian authorities have already reallocated a total of € 400 million of the EU's Cohesion policy funds to address both pressing needs as well as longer-term social and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
First InterVision meeting on Centres of Vocational Excellence
The 5 CoVEs Pilots are working together to discuss common challenges in the implementation of their projects
The COVID-19 pandemic and some of its major socio-economic consequences in Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, Spain, Turkey and the UK
Nine Flash Reports prepared by the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) are now available and offer key information on the ongoing crisis from a social policy perspective as well as brief assessments.