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Financing social protection through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 12/03/2021 - 10:37

ilo.org (25.11.2021) This report is produced for the G20 Development Working Group by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the World Bank. It demonstrates the key role that social protection has played in countries at all income levels in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Employment policy: ILO launches new online database on employment policies and strategies to promote an inclusive job-rich recovery

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 10/19/2021 - 15:53

ilo.org (19.10.2021) The online platform will serve as a unique worldwide reference and source of information on national employment policies, and strategies to promote youth employment.

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Employment of young workers
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Sistema Nacional de Cuidados

Submitted by rruggia on Fri, 10/01/2021 - 07:37

Al Sistema Nacional de Cuidados le competen:

  • Aumentar la cobertura y elevar la calidad de los servicios de cuidado para la primera infancia, que estimulen el desarrollo de niños y niñas, faciliten su acceso a la educación y brinden a los hogares una alternativa corresponsable de cuidados.

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uruguay
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Long-term care
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English families get extended support with food and utility bills

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 07/05/2021 - 16:52

The government’s COVID Local Support Grant, first introduced in December 2020, has been extended through to September bringing it in line with the end date for furlough and other COVID-related support. This is beyond the planned ending of restrictions, to help families get back on their feet as the economy recovers and the vaccine rollout continues.

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united kingdom
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Family benefits

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Council adopts European Child Guarantee

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 06/18/2021 - 16:04

europa.eu (04.06.2021) The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) has adopted the Commission proposal on establishing a European Child Guarantee. The objective of the European Child Guarantee is to prevent and combat social exclusion by guaranteeing the access of children in need – persons under the age of 18 years who are at risk of poverty or social exclusion – to a set of key services: early childhood education and care, education, healthcare, nutrition and housing.

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european union
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Children
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Growing old in Europe: two new reports shed light on long-term care and pensions across the EU

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 06/14/2021 - 16:01

European Commission (14.06.2021) On 14 June 2021, the Council of the EU endorsed the key conclusions of the 2021 reports on long-term care and on pension adequacy, that illustrate the situation of older people in the EU. The two reports analyse the situation of older people in the EU, looking into whether Europeans can maintain decent living standards in retirement, how many older people need support in their daily activities and whether they can access and afford the help they need. 

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european union
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Italy: Indennità COVID, a new lump-sum for seasonal workers

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 05/26/2021 - 09:52

 

A new lump-sum of 2,400 euros for seasonal workers in tourism, spas or other sectors, entertainment, self-employed persons, temporary workers and other atypical workers was introduced in April by the Sostegni Decree. The payment of a reduced benefit (1,600 euros) has been extended until July 2021. 

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italy
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Social assistance
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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Porto Social Summit: all partners commit to 2030 social targets

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 05/14/2021 - 16:41

ec.europa.eu (07.05.2021) Partners have signed up to the three 2030 headline targets set in the Commission’s European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan in a joint Porto Social Commitment.

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european union
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Social Policies & Programmes
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