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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.
New Eurobarometer survey shows Social Europe is a top priority for large majority of EU citizens
In the run-up to the adoption of the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan, the European Commission has released a new Eurobarometer survey on social issues.
Protecting people working through platforms: Commission launches a first-stage consultation of the social partners
Today, the Commission launches the first-stage consultation of European social partners on how to improve the working conditions for people working through digital labour platforms.
EPSCO informal video conference on European Pillar of Social Rights action plan
On 22 February 2021, EMCO Chair Ms Ilze Zvidrina took part in the informal video conference of EPSCO Ministers under the Portuguese presidency of the Council of the EU, dedicated to ‘Jobs, skills and cohesion: priorities for a strong social Europe’.
New study available on the impact of EU policies on the social economy
A new European Commission study on the impact of the Social Business Initiative (SBI) between 2011 and 2020 explains how EU policy succeeded in supporting the social economy and social enterprises.