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As pandemic eases, EU leaders get social in Porto european union

politico.eu (06.05.2021) Leaders are facing social-welfare policy questions for a changed world. Their answers could alter the EU’s relationship with member states.

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-summit-porto-social-welfare-2/ pmassetti
EU: The Porto Social Summit: turning principles into actions european union

institutdelors.eu (03.05.2021) Three and a half years after the Gothenburg Summit, which resulted in the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR), heads of State and government will meet once again on 7 and 8 May 2021 for the Porto Social Summit. This summit is set to mark a…

Published_SS_Monitor https://institutdelors.eu/en/publications/sommet-social-de-porto-passer-des-pri… pmassetti
Europe: Job retention schemes are keeping millions in work, what happens once they end? european union

Euronews (05.05.2021) What happens when job retention schemes come to an end in Europe? Job retention schemes have kept millions of people in work during the pandemic and lockdowns. As these emergency measures are gradually phased out, how does Europe ensure there are enough jobs and that people…

Employment covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.euronews.com/2021/05/05/job-retention-schemes-are-keeping-millions-… pmassetti
Scaling up policies that connect people with jobs in the recovery from COVID-19

oecd.org (29.04.2021) Active labour market policies (ALMPs) that connect people to jobs will help to ensure an equitable and sustained recovery from the COVID‑19 crisis. Already in 2020, many governments reacted swiftly to the crisis by increasing funding for their public employment services (…

Employment policies covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/policy-responses/scaling-up-policies-that-conn… pmassetti
Spain declares delivery riders to be staff, in EU first spain

EURACTIV.com (12.03.2021) Spain’s government announced a deal that will recognise riders working for delivery firms such as Deliveroo and UberEats as salaried staff following complaints about their working conditions — a first in the EU. The move came six months after Spain’s leftwing government…

Extension of coverage Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/spain-declares-delivery-ride… pmassetti
Australia to spend $1.3 bln on childcare, enticing women back to work australia

reuters.com (02.05.2021) Australia's conservative government will increase childcare subsidies, officials said on Sunday, in a pre-budget announcement that pledges A$1.7 billion ($1.31 billion) to boost female participation in the workplace. The spending targets families with more than one child…

Family benefits Published_SS_Monitor https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/australia-spend-13-bln-childcare-ent… pmassetti
Universal Social Protection: A New Perspective on Social Equity in Morocco morocco

moroccoworldnews.com (28.04.2021) On April 14, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI presided over the signing of three framework agreements to generalize obligatory health insurance for a wide range of social categories, including professionals, self-employed workers, and non-salaried individuals…

Health Insurance universal health coverage Published_SS_Monitor https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2021/04/340906/universal-social-protection-a-n… pmassetti
Pakistan, Cambodia and Indonesia responses to the COVID-19 crisis in the special issue of the Policy in Focus magazine cambodia, pakistan, indonesia

ipcig.org  (09.04.2021) The fourth and last section of the Policy in Focus1 magazine analyses the social protection responses to the COVID-19 crisis in Asian countries

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 http://www.ipcig.org/news/30060 pmassetti
US: Biden Unveils Massive Family Aid Plan Funded by Taxing Rich United States

Bloomberg (28.04.2021) President Joe Biden will unveil on Wednesday a sweeping $1.8 trillion plan to expand educational opportunities and child care for families, funded in part by the largest tax increases on wealthy Americans in decades -- the centerpiece of his first address to a joint…

Family benefits Published_SS_Monitor https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-28/biden-unveils-massive-family… pmassetti
Social protection for all in need: Lessons from the COVID-19 response in MENA Africa

blogs.worldbank.org (26.04.2021) In the months after the first cases of COVID-19 appeared in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), countries across the region acted quickly to limit the spread of the virus. Lockdowns, curfews, and social distancing undoubtedly saved lives, but these necessary…

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://blogs.worldbank.org/arabvoices/social-protection-for-all-lessons-from-c… pmassetti
Philippines: Bill proposing to give financial subsidy to small fishermen filed – Manila Bulletin philippines, the

A bill seeking to distribute financial and production support amounting to P15,000 to at least one million small fisherfolks in the country has been filed in Congress. This, as the income of small fishermen already went down to as low as P150 per fishing trip more than a year into the pandemic.…

A bill seeking to distribute financial and production support amounting to P15,000 to at least one million small fisherfolks in the country has been filed in Congress. This, as the income of small fishermen already went down to as low as P150 per fishing trip more than a year into the pandemic…

Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://mb.com.ph/2021/04/14/bill-proposing-to-give-financial-subsidy-to-small-… pmassetti
Mongolia: President asks Prime Minister to cooperate in providing MNT 1 million support to each household mongolia The government of Mongolia, on April 8, Thursday, decided to impose a nationwide strict lockdown between April 10 and 25 by moving into the Red Level of heightened state of emergency readiness in order to contain the rising spread of COVID-19 in the country and also to provide a one-time cash grant… covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://montsame.mn/en/read/259928 pmassetti
Estonian Medical Certificate estonia

Estonian Medical Certificate Every person needs to have a valid medical certificate for the duration of their driving license. When a medical certificate expires, a new medical certificate must be submitted to the Road Administration. Once issued, the certificate is automatically transmitted to…

Health, Information and communication technology https://ec.europa.eu/cefdigital/wiki/display/CEFDIGITAL/2019/07/29/Estonian+Med… rruggia
How has Estonia applied Blockchain technology to the e-Government system? - Lina Network estonia

How has Estonia applied Blockchain technology to the e-Government system? Lina Network | September 7, 2020 Blockchain is considered as the key technology in e-Government development thanks to its undeniable advantages and potential. From a technical point of view, Blockchain technology increases…

Blockchain egovernment https://lina.network/how-has-estonia-applied-blockchain-technology-to-the-e-gov… rruggia
Estonia - GovChain estonia

Estonia may perhaps be the earliest adopter of distributed ledger technology at a governmental level. As early as 2007, even before the publication of the Bitcoin white paper, the Estonian government was already testing blockchain applications as part of a resolution to be resilient to outsider…

Blockchain egovernment https://govchain.world/estonia/ rruggia
Empowering the health workforce Strategies to make the most of the digital revolution

Digital transformation in the health sector is not a simple matter of technical change, but requires adaptive change in human attitudes and skills as well as of legal frameworks and  the organisation of work. 

The author of this report is Karolina Socha­ Dietrich, OECD Directorate of …

Digital technologies offer unique opportunities to strengthen health systems, as illustrated once more by  the COVID­19 pandemic, when the use and oftentimes remarkably fast deployment of various digital tools  and solutions has allowed countries to better detect and prevent the spread as well as

Health https://www.oecd.org/els/health-systems/Empowering-Health-Workforce-Digital-Rev… ndewulf
Rehabilitation 2030: A Call for Action Meeting report

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This report follows the meeting, Rehabilitation 2030: A Call for Action, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO would like to express its sincere thanks to those who participated in the meeting: representatives from Member States, UN agencies,…

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Health https://www.who.int/disabilities/care/Rehab2030MeetingReport2.pdf?ua=1 ndewulf
test https://www.who.int/about/brochure_en.pdf pmassetti
‘Old’ rules and protections for the ‘new’ world of work european union

socialeurope.eu (20.04.2021) The labour status of people working in the online platform economy is key to their socio-economic protection. But it has proven a difficult issue for courts and regulators. The European Union is considering introducing a ‘rebuttable presumption of employment’ to help…

Extension of coverage Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.socialeurope.eu/old-rules-and-protections-for-the-new-world-of-work pmassetti
Maroc : la couverture sociale généralisée mise en œuvre morocco

Le Maroc a annoncé avoir lancé auprès de 9 millions de bénéficiaires son plan de généralisation de la couverture sociale destiné à terme à couvrir 22 millions de personnes actuellement dépourvues d'assurance maladie. Les agriculteurs, les artisans, les commerçants, les professionnels…

Extension of coverage Published_SS_Monitor https://www.lepoint.fr/afrique/maroc-la-couverture-sociale-generalisee-mise-en-… pmassetti
COVID-19 Labor Policy Responses in Developing Countries

The World Bank (March 2021) The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered one of the largest economic downturns since the Great Depression. Beyond its devastating effect on health, morbidity, and mortality, the pandemic shook economies and labor markets around the globe, leaving no firm, worker, and…

Employment covid19, labour markets Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19 http://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/852721616561204815/pdf/Taking-Stock-… mmarquez
United States: Senate adopts Republican jobless benefit for COVID-19 relief bill United States

dol.gov (06.03.2121)

The U.S. Senate approved a Republican measure setting federal unemployment benefits for those made jobless by the coronavirus pandemic at $300 per week, as part of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.

The U.S. Senate approved a Republican measure setting federal unemployment benefits for those made jobless by the coronavirus pandemic at $300 per week, as part of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.

Unemployment, Social assistance, Cash transfers, COVID-19 covid19, Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus/unemployment-insurance#news cambrosio
China: Extension period for reduction of premium rates of unemployment insurance and work injury insurance china

gov.cn (26.01.2021)

Considering that the risk of the pandemic still exists, some enterprises may be under great financial pressure, the policy of phased reduction of premium rates of unemployment insurance and work injury insurance will be extended for another year until 30 April 2022.…

Considering that the risk of the pandemic still exists, some enterprises may be under great financial pressure, the policy of phased reduction of premium rates of unemployment insurance and work injury insurance will be extended for another year until 30 April 2022.

Unemployment, Occupational accidents and diseases, Contribution collection and compliance, COVID-19 contribution collection, Contributory, covid19 Published Measures summary http://www.gov.cn/xinwen/2021-01/26/content_5582656.htm cambrosio
Australia: Tracing the impacts of the COVID pandemic on Australia's fastest-growing migrant group australia

Monash University (12.04.2021) As the pandemic-related shutdown intensified across Australia from March 2020, temporary and undocumented migrants and their advocates …

Difficult-to-cover groups, Migration, COVID-19 covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://lens.monash.edu/@politics-society/2021/04/12/1383007/tracing-the-impact… mmarquez
Landmark study shows how child grants empower women in Brazil and South Africa south africa, brazil

theconversation.com (29.03.2021) Since the mid-1990s, new approaches to poverty reduction have been introduced in countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Some have involved income transfer programmes that target poorer citizens based on various means tests. Most have targeted female…

Family benefits Published_SS_Monitor https://theconversation.com/landmark-study-shows-how-child-grants-empower-women… pmassetti