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Latvia hosted the third EQAVET Peer Review
The Latvian Peer Review, which took place on 21 and 22 September, explored the concept of quality systems for VET institutions.
Commission welcomes adoption of Directive on adequate minimum wages
The European Commission welcomes the adoption of the Directive on adequate minimum wages by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. Today, the Council gave green light to the file, following the earlier approval in the European Parliament.
European funds help supporting Ukrainians refugees in Italy
The Lazio Region (Italy) is at the forefront of welcoming those fleeing conflict in Ukraine. The Region allocated €10 million of European Social Fund (ESF+) funding thanks to the flexibility allowed under the Cohesion’s Action for Refugees in Europe (CARE) and launched a call for project proposals to promote the integration of people who arrived from the war zone in Ukraine and are now living in the Lazio region.
ESF+ project in Poland helps Ukrainian war refugees
The ‘Lubelskie helps Ukraine’ project assists Ukrainians fleeing the war to help them integrate into Polish society. It is supported by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Cohesion’s Action for Refugees in Europe (CARE).The project provides advice on dealing with everyday life and legal matters, as well as translation and interpretation services. It assists disabled people and provides psychological support to respond to the impact of the war on mental health.
Ukrainian refugees find work in Bulgaria
The ‘Solidarity’ project aims to help Ukrainians settle into Bulgarian life by making it easier for them to find a job. The project is supported by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Recovery Assistance for Cohesion and the Territories of Europe (REACT-EU). It provides accommodation and financial support as well as workshops to develop job skills.
Commission acts to better protect people from asbestos and ensure an asbestos-free future
Asbestos is a highly dangerous, cancer-causing substance that is still present in many of our buildings and is responsible for many avoidable deaths in the EU.
Minimum income: more effective support needed to fight poverty and promote employment
Today, the Commission calls on Member States to modernise their minimum income schemes as part of the ongoing pledge to reduce poverty and social exclusion in Europe.
Join the European Employment & Social Rights Forum
Register now for the first European Employment & Social Rights Forum on 16 and 17 November 2022, where European Commission representatives, Ministers and academics, together with policymakers and stakeholders will discuss the current societal challenges and opportunities of the green transition.
How to improve labour market outcomes for persons with disabilities
A new practitioner toolkit from the PES Network provides practical guidance for how Public Employment Services (PES) across Europe can combat labour market discrimination against persons with disabilities and further their effective participation in the labour market. The accessible toolkit is a key output of the European Commission’s new Disability Employment Package - a flagship initiative of the Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
European Social Fund: German project breaks digital barriers for deaf people
The SiMAX project - supported by a guarantee for social entrepreneurship under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) - developed the Sign Time solution that provides quick and cost-effective sign language translations.