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E-vouchers for social inclusion under the new ESF+: New study available
The study provides in-depth evidence on the operation of existing e-voucher schemes in EU Member States, and analysis on the feasibility of support of such schemes by the ESF+.
PES Network Stakeholder Conference 2021: Registration now open!
Everything you always wanted to know about ‘the Power of PES Partnerships’ can be found at the online 2021 Stakeholder Conference of the European Network of Public Employment Services (PES Network), 20-22 April 2021!
Coronavirus: Commission proposes €4.5 million to support over 5,000 dismissed tourism workers or self-employed in Estonia
The European Commission proposes to support over 5,000 tourism workers and self-employed in Estonia who lost their jobs or whose activities have ceased as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commission proposes action to uphold child rights and support children in need
The Commission has today adopted the first comprehensive EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child, as well as a proposal for a Council Recommendation establishing a European Child Guarantee, to promote equal opportunities for children at risk of poverty or social exclusion.
EPIC publishes policy memo examining the childcare gap in EU member states
The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) has published a policy memo exploring the childcare gap in EU Member States.
European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan presented to EU social partners in Liaison Forum on 9 March
European Commission Director-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Mr Joost Korte presented today the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan to EU social partners.
February 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 February 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.
High-level forum on individual learning accounts, 4-5 March 2021: a new momentum for up- and reskilling?
The 2-day forum looked at individual learning accounts (ILA) as part of the solution to the EU objective of increasing adult participation in up- and reskilling, highlighted existing practices and examined both challenges and success factors.
The European Pillar of Social Rights: turning principles into actions
Today the Commission sets out its ambition for a strong Social Europe that focuses on jobs and skills for the future and paves the way for a fair, inclusive and resilient socio-economic recovery.
Union of Equality: European Commission presents Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030
Today, the European Commission presents an ambitious Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030 to ensure their full participation in society, on an equal basis with others in the EU and beyond.