Joining forces across the EU to tackle undeclared work
Undeclared work puts workers at a multitude of risks, undermines public finances and threatens the financial sustainability of social protection systems. While tackling undeclared work is primarily the responsibility of national authorities, this continuing challenge often has an important cross-border dimension.
SELFIE for work-based learning (WBL): Start of pilot phase
SELFIE is a voluntary self-reflection tool, free of charge, made available for schools, including at upper secondary vocational education and training (VET) level to assess their digital readiness. In September and October, seven countries will conduct pilot testing of SELFIE for WBL.
Have your say: launch of consultation on the European Child Guarantee
The European Commission recently launched a new consultation on the Roadmap for a new initiative on ensuring basic services for all children in need in Europe. The consultation runs until 7 October 2020.
Recent social policy developments in Albania and the UK
Two new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) are now available and provide information on the Albanian National Action Plan on Ageing 2020-2024, and the “Help to Buy” scheme in the UK.
COVID-19: Socio-economic consequences and policy responses in 16 European countries
Sixteen 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.
Tackling undeclared work – success stories from various sectors
The COVID 19 pandemic has placed undeclared workers under the spotlight, particularly in key sectors such as cleaning and care services, agriculture and tourism. What can be done to prevent and address undeclared work in these sectors? This article briefly presents some lessons learned through the European Platform tackling undeclared work since 2016.
July 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 July 2020.
Meeting of the Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) in field of Internet of Things – Talentjourney
Talentjourney held a co-creative workshop with Slovenian ecosystem stakeholders on Wednesday, 1 July 2020 at the Nova Gorica School Center premises. The workshop discussed the current state and the future of “Industrial Internet of Things” (IIoT), and how to provide industry with people that have the right set of skills.
Five new cross-border collaboration projects selected for Erasmus+ funding to develop excellence in vocational training
The Commission has proposed today Erasmus+ funding for five new Platforms of Centres of Vocational Excellence, to meet the needs of an innovative, inclusive and sustainable economy.
Updated country profiles released on EPIC
The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) has released updated country profiles for each EU Member State.