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Social innovation: 27 inspirational initiatives in Europe
The Commission is promoting and supporting once again social innovations with a brochure featuring one example of social innovation from each EU country.
European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 helped to remove barriers
The European Commission has published the evaluation of the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020.
Take part in the survey on the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision
Thre survey will be feeding into a study, conducted by the University of Salford on behalf of the European Commission, focusing on the impact of the Code on the microfinance sector.
Support for reinforced Youth Guarantee: Council adopts Commission's proposal for a Recommendation on a Bridge to Jobs
The Council has adopted the Commission's proposal for a Council Recommendation on a Bridge to Jobs from 1 July 2020, reinforcing the existing Youth Guarantee.
Commission publishes proposal for a Joint Employment Report 2021
The proposal for a Joint Employment Report analyses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the employment and social situation in Europe.
European Commission invests €150 million towards high-quality, innovative and inclusive education in Croatia
The European Commission has approved an investment worth more than €150 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF) to integrate innovative digital technologies in Croatia’s education system.
EU paves the way for European public employment services network to continue its vital work in supporting unemployed people to find new jobs
On 11 November, the European Parliament agreed on a Commission proposal to continue the successful work of the EU Public Employment Services Network until 2027.
October 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 October 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.
The Pact for Skills: mobilising all partners to invest in skills
Commissioners Schmit and Breton have officially launched the Pact for Skills, a central element of the European Skills Agenda. They have also announced the first European skills partnerships in key industrial ecosystems – automotive, microelectronics, and aerospace and defence industries.
2020 Annual Report of the Social Protection Committee now available
The 2020 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.