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Protecting people working through platforms: Commission launches second-stage consultation of social partners
Today, the Commission launches the second-stage consultation of European social partners on how to improve the working conditions for people working through digital labour platforms.
Council adopts European Child Guarantee
The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) has adopted the Commission proposal on establishing a European Child Guarantee.
Growing old in Europe: two new reports shed light on long-term care and pensions across the EU
On 14 June 2021, the Council of the EU endorsed the key conclusions of the 2021 reports on long-term care and on pension adequacy, that illustrate the situation of older people in the EU.
Green light for ESF+ from European Parliament and Council
The European Parliament gave the final approval for the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) Regulation, worth €99.3 billion (in current prices), at its plenary session on Tuesday, 8 June 2021.
EPIC publishes research note exploring benefits of extracurricular activities for children
The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) has published a research note that examines the benefits of extracurricular activities for children, the extent to which extracurricular activities can improve or support social inclusion of children, and how disadvantaged and vulnerable children can be supported to access such activities.
May 2021 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 2021. 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.
European Semester Spring Package: Paving the way for a strong and sustainable recovery
The European Commission has today presented the European Semester Spring Package, which focuses on providing fiscal guidance to Member States as they continue the process of gradually reopening their economies.
Best practice in making EU cities more accessible: Access City Award 2021 report just out
Find out about the champions of accessibility and how they are ensuring equal opportunities for all to take part in day-to-day life in their cities.
Recent social policy developments in Austria, Finland, Ireland and Portugal
Four new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) are now available and provide information on recent social policy developments in Austria, Finland, Ireland and Portugal.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day: the European Commission is working towards the inclusion of all
20 May is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Find out the actions taken by the EU to improve accessibility and what to expect in the near future Union of Equality.