Coronavirus: Commission presents practical guidance to ensure the free movement of critical workers
The Commission has issued new practical advice to ensure that mobile workers within the EU, in particular those in critical occupations to fight the coronavirus pandemic, can reach their workplace.
COVID-19: Commission welcomes political agreement on the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative
The European Commission welcomed the European Parliament's adoption of the Commission's proposal for a Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative.
Recent social policy developments in Cyprus, Spain and Latvia
Four new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) are now available and provide information on the new healthcare system and the momentum towards a national minimum wage in Cyprus, the Spanish National Strategy against Energy Poverty 2019-2024 as well as the role of the judiciary in social policy-making in Latvia.
COVID-19: EU to provide financial support for national, regional and local communities fighting Coronavirus
On 18 March 2020 Commissioners Elisa Ferreira responsible for Cohesion and Reforms and Nicolas Schmit responsible for Jobs and Social Rights have sent letters to all the EU countries to inform them on the individual support they can receive under the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative (CRII).
Nine microfinance institutions awarded under the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision
On 13 February 2020, nine microfinance institutions were awarded the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision, a quality label that promotes best practices within the microfinance sector.
New study looks at the challenges faced by platform workers
The Commission has published today a study on working conditions of platform workers. The report, carried out by independent experts, provides an overview of the challenges individuals face in growing form of labour.
COVID-19: Commission sets out European coordinated response to counter the economic impact of the Coronavirus
COVID-19 is a severe public health emergency for our citizens, societies and economies with infections in all Member States. It is also a major economic shock to the EU. The Commission therefore presents today an immediate response to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, centred on a European coordinated response.
Call for success stories of reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities
Are you an employer in the EU who has taken steps to accommodate workers with disabilities? The Commission wants to hear from you.
Dedicated social partner hearing on reinforcing the youth guarantee
The Commission invited social partners from both cross-industry level and sectors to a dedicated hearing on 20 February on the Youth Guarantee.
February 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 February 2020.