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Integration of refugees: Commission joins forces with social and economic partners
The European Commission and the EU Social and Economic partners ETUC, BusinessEurope, UAPME, CEEP and Eurochambers signed a European Partnership for Integration, laying down key principles and commitments to support and strengthen opportunities for refugees and migrants legally residing in the EU to integrate into the European labour market.
President Juncker and Prime Minister Löfven present way forward after the Social Summit
Less than two weeks after the Social Summit, which took place on 17 November in Gothenburg, European Commission President Juncker and Swedish Prime Minister Löfven take stock of its outcome. The concluding report published today will serve to frame the follow-up of the Summit, which starts with the December European Council.
European Semester Autumn Package: Striving for sustainable and inclusive growth
The 2018 European Semester cycle of economic, fiscal and social policy coordination starts against the backdrop of robust economic activity in the euro area and the EU, record high employment levels and unemployment rates declining towards pre-crisis levels.
Moving forward on the European Pillar of Social Rights: Commission seeks to promote social protection for all
Today the Commission has launched the second round of discussions with trade unions and employers' organisations at the EU level on how to help people in employment and in self-employment have access to social protection and related employment services.
EU Leaders proclaim the European Pillar of Social Rights
European Union leaders have solemnly proclaimed the European Pillar of Social Rights at the Social Summit for fair jobs and growth in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Commission welcomes the Council's endorsement of the European Pillar of Social Rights and its general approach to reform the Posting of Workers Directive
At the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council of 23 October in Luxembourg, EU Ministers of Employment and Social Affairs expressed their unanimous endorsement of the European Pillar of Social Rights,
Commissioner Thyssen takes part in the European Regional Meeting of the ILO on the future of work
Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, in charge of Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, took active part in the discussions at the 10th European Regional meeting of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on 2 October in Istanbul.
Commission adopts initiative to boost apprenticeships in Europe
The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships.
Moving forward on the European Pillar of Social Rights: Commission continues work on fair and predictable employment contracts
The European Commission has entered into further discussions with trade unions and employers' organisations at EU level on how to modernise the rules on employment contracts, in order to make these contracts fairer and more predictable for all types of workers.
European Pillar of Social Rights
Following the 2016 public consultation, the European Commission presented the European Pillar of Social Rights as a formal Commission Recommendation on 26th April 2017.
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