Responsibility for policy in the field of employment, social affairs and inclusion is shared between the EU and its member countries. The European Commission:
- coordinates and monitors national policies;
- promotes the sharing of best practices in fields like employment, poverty and social exclusion and pensions;
- makes laws and monitors their implementation in areas like rights at work and coordination of social security schemes.
- #MySocialRights photo competition - How do you perceive social rights in Europe? 11. April 2018 22:00Young people living in the EU are invited to submit up to three photos describing what #SocialRights mean to them and get the chance to attend the European Youth Event and win two interrail tickets.
- Making skills and qualifications more visible across the EU: Statement by Commissioner Thyssen following the adoption of the revised Europass framework 11. April 2018 22:00Today, EU Member States adopted the Commission's proposal to revise the Europass framework. The revision, which aims at simplifying and modernising the Europass CV and other skills tools for the digital age, will enable people across the EU to make their skills and qualifications more visible, and will help policy makers to anticipate labour market needs and trends.
- Do you speak ‘omni-channelling’? 8. April 2018 22:00The concept of ‘omni-channel management’ is gaining popularity in the private sector and increasingly in the public sector, as well as a small number of public employment services (PES).
- Commission takes action to better protect workers against cancer-causing chemicals 4. April 2018 22:00The Commission proposes to limit workers' exposure to five cancer-causing chemicals, in addition to the 21 substances that have already been limited or proposed to be limited since the beginning of this mandate. Estimates show that today's proposal would improve working conditions for over 1,000,000 EU workers and prevent over 22,000 cases of work-related illness.
- New reports on the role of social services and education in fostering the integration of migrant children 4. April 2018 22:00Recent reports show that more inclusive solutions are required to foster the integration of migrant children in Europe.
- Youth Guarantee: outreach to young people is still a challenge 2. April 2018 22:00Even though youth unemployment figures in the EU are improving in a context of economic recovery, outreach is still a challenge in many Member States. More efforts are needed to engage with those farthest away from the labour market.
- Multidimensional poverty in the EU: Social Situation Monitor Seminar 27. March 2018 22:00The Social Situation Monitor (SSM) team invited analysts, economists and social researchers to discuss the issue of measuring multidimensional poverty.
- Czech Republic introduces new paternity leave entitlement 25. March 2018 22:00As of February 2018, the new paternity leave entitlement for fathers has come into effect in the Czech Republic. The new seven-day entitlement, which allows fathers to claim up to 70% of their salary, is intended to encourage father’s early involvement in caring for young children.
- EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals gets an upgrade! 25. March 2018 22:00The EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals was upgraded on 23 March 2018.
- Commission proposes €4.6 million from Globalisation Adjustment Fund for former Caterpillar workers in Belgium 22. March 2018 23:00Today, the European Commission has proposed to provide Belgium with €4.6 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund. This money should help nearly 2,300 former workers of Caterpillar Solar Gosselies and of several Caterpillar suppliers find new jobs.