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New report on minimum income published
On 17 October 2022, the Council of the EU endorsed the key conclusions of the first joint report of the Social Protection Committee (SPC) and the European Commission on minimum income.
2022 annual report of the Social Protection Committee now available
The 2022 Annual Report of the Social Protection Committee (SPC) delivers on the Committee’s core task to monitor the social situation in the EU and the developments in social protection policies in the Member States.
Almost €100 million for supporting Ukrainian refugees in Bulgaria thanks to EU funds
Bulgaria welcomes a significant number of people fleeing the war in Ukraine and supports them with food, accommodation and basic material assistance, such as clothes or hygiene products. To fund these exceptional expenses, the European Union introduced the Cohesion’s Action for Refugees in Europe (CARE) initiative.
ESF+ project helps Ukrainian refugees rebuild their lives in Poland
The project ‘Przystań Centre for Social Integration in Łapy project’, co-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF+), was initially developed to help unemployed Polish people to find work, having successfully helped 90 Polish residents find jobs. However, with the onset of war, it was expanded to support 20 Ukrainians who are rebuilding their life in Poland.
Luxembourg hosted the fourth EQAVET Peer Review, focusing on the use of administrative data
The Peer Review explored the use of administrative data to monitor the quality of initial VET in Luxembourg. It took place from 12 to 14 October 2022 in Luxembourg City.
European Social Security Pass overview published
The ESSPASS overview giving details about the European Social Security Pass project has just been published.
Council increases Cohesion Funds’ flexibility to support people fleeing from Ukraine
The Council adopted a package of legislative changes to step up support for EU governments and regions in managing the effects of Russia’s war in Ukraine, including hosting more Ukrainian refugees.
Commission kick-starts work on the European Year of Skills
The Commission has adopted today its proposal to make 2023 the European Year of Skills, following the announcement by President Ursula von der Leyen in her 2022 State of the Union address.
Celebrating 20 years of the European cooperation in vocational education and training
The meeting of the Directors-General on Vocational Education and Training (DGVT) brought together high-level representatives from 30 countries, together with the European cross-sectoral social partners to address VET policy priorities and mark the anniversary of the Copenhagen process.
ALMA: a boost for all young people’s inclusion
An online information session on ALMA followed by Q&A was held within the framework of the #EURegionsWeek 2022.