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Europe: Job retention schemes are keeping millions in work, what happens once they end?

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 12/02/2021 - 16:54

euronews.com  (05.05.2021) In this episode of Real Economy we ask 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 have the right skills for the jobs of the future?

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Report: Employment and Social Developments in Europe review shows diverse impact of COVID-19 crisis

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 07/15/2021 - 16:03

European Commission (06.07.2021) This review provides an up-to-date economic analysis of the steps the European Union (EU) is taking towards a strong social Europe, particularly in the aftermath of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis. This ESDE report shows that the social impact of the COVID-19 crisis has been uneven and diverse. Regional inequalities that already existed before the pandemic may have widened, according to the review.

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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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Digital labour platforms in the EU

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 06/15/2021 - 16:04

CEPS (14.06.2021) Digitalisation is not only changing the nature of jobs, workplaces and skills development, but also the way work is allocated. Digital labour platforms (DLPs) are driving innovation in the allocation of work. Check out the latest landscape, trends, and impact on working conditions. The report aims to improve the available data on platform work in the EU.

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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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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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Europe - Employment : Six new inspiring national practices published by the PES Network

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 05/14/2021 - 16:35

ec.europa.eu (10.05.2021) The PES Network has added a fresh selection of six national initiatives developed by Public Employment Services (PES) in Europe to the PES Practices database. Take a moment to check out the latest inspiring examples!

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EU: The Porto Social Summit: turning principles into actions

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 05/06/2021 - 17:18

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.

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