Latest update of the MISSOC information on national social protection systems now available
Updated information (as of January 2020) on social protection systems in all EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland – including brief descriptions of their organisation and information on the social protection of the self-employed – is now available in English, French and German on the MISSOC website.
Coronavirus: EIF and European Commission launch new measures supporting micro- and social enterprises under the EUR 400m EaSI Guarantee instrument
The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the European Commission are launching new COVID-19 support measures under the EaSI Guarantee Instrument (EaSI) to enhance access to finance for micro-borrowers, micro- and social enterprises.
#EU4FairWork competition open for workers and employers
As part of the first European campaign for declared work, the European Platform tackling undeclared work and the European Labour Authority (ELA) have launched a #EU4FairWork social media competition, calling on workers and employers from across the EU to share their personal stories about working declared.
Coronavirus: European Commission calls for action in protecting seasonal workers
The European Commission presented today guidelines to ensure the protection of seasonal workers in the EU in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. It provides guidance to national authorities, labour inspectorates, and social partners to guarantee the rights, health and safety of seasonal workers, and to ensure that seasonal workers are aware of their rights.
What works when tackling undeclared work? Realities in Member States
An overview of the various approaches and their results to tackle undeclared work in Member States across the EU.
PES Network calls for improved statutory frameworks around platform work
A new Opinion Paper by the PES Network sets out a number of ideas and suggestions to adapt regulatory and support systems to the constant increase of platform work. The publication aims to contribute to ongoing discussions at European level on the need for further action on this topic.
First EaSI funded loan agreement in Romania to finance the micro-agro sector
The €7.3 million loan will support some 700 micro-enterprises under the EU programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).
June 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 June 2020. 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.
COVID-19 Skills Watcher shows impact of epidemic in labour market and skills
The Skills Watcher providers labour market information and support for skills development, suggesting a focus on those skills that could potentially help workers in dealing with occupational changes as a result of the epidemic.
Commission adopts report on application of supplementary pension rights directive
The report evaluates the application by Member States of the 2014 directive, which aims to make it easier for mobile workers to obtain and maintain supplementary pension rights