Building global partnerships at the first Forum on Vocational Excellence

The 2022 Forum on Vocational Excellence has taken place on 15 and 16 November 2022 in San Sebastian (Spain). This first international meeting of partners involved in initiatives on Vocational excellence included panel discussions and parallel sessions on some of the most pressing issues going from smart specialisation to social

Skellefteå wins 2023 Access City Award for its outstanding efforts to become accessible to persons with disabilities

Today, the Swedish city of Skellefteå received the 2023 Access City Award in recognition of its long-term commitment and innovative approach to enhancing accessibility for persons with disabilities. Powered by WPeMatico

The first ever European Employment & Social Rights Forum attracted over 1200 participants

The European Employment and Social Rights Forum took place on 16-17 November in Brussels. This first edition of the event focused on how to achieve a fair and inclusive green transition for all. The Forum also celebrated the 5th anniversary of the European Pillar of Social Rights. Powered by WPeMatico

REACT-EU: Additional €1.5 billion for workers, employers and skills in Italy

Italy receives an extra €1.5 billion under REACT-EU to hire more young people and women, improve the skills of workers and jobseekers, and support Italy’s economic recovery. Powered by WPeMatico

EQAVET Network Peer Learning Activity focused on quality assurance of micro-credentials

Over 60 representatives from the EQAVET Network and neighbouring countries came together, online, to explore quality assurance of micro-credentials in vocational education and training on 8 – 9 November 2022. The Peer Learning Activity was virtually hosted by Ireland. Powered by WPeMatico

European Pillar of Social Rights 5 years on: from principles to action for a strong social Europe

Five years after the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights at the Gothenburg Summit in 2017, the Commission has put forward more than 130 initiatives to implement the Pillar and deliver a social Europe that is fair, inclusive and full of opportunities. Powered by WPeMatico

EU and ILO launch first ever Just Transition Pavilion at COP-27

This year at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, the European Commission together with the International Labour Organization (ILO) is hosting the first ever Just Transition Pavilion at the annual UN climate conference. Powered by WPeMatico

Pact for Skills expands to 1000 members as it marks its second anniversary

Two years after its launch, the Pact for Skills celebrates an important milestone as its membership grows to 1 000 members, including large multinational companies, SMEs, local training providers, and chambers of commerce. The Pact is a central element of the European Skills Agenda. Powered by WPeMatico

Recent social policy developments in Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Montenegro, the Netherlands and Slovakia

The last series of Flash Reports prepared by the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) is now available and provides information on recent social policy developments in Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Montenegro, the Netherlands and Slovakia. Powered by WPeMatico