Social partners in the sugar sector launch joint statement supporting that imported products should meet the same conditions than EU products

In view of new free trade negotiations, social partners advocate for mirror clauses in sugar trade to guarantee a fair competition in the sector. Mirror clauses aim to guarantee that imported products are produced under the same social and environmental standards as EU products. Powered by WPeMatico

Euronews: Why must asbestos regulations change to better protect EU workers?

The latest Euronews’ Real Economy episode zooms onto the European Pillar of Social Rights principle 10: a ‘healthy, safe and well-adapted work environment’, and puts the Commission’s proposal to reduce the professional exposure limit to asbestos fibres into the context of Europe’s climate ambitions. Powered by WPeMatico

Net-Zero Industry Act: Making the EU the home of clean technologies manufacturing and green jobs

Last week the Commission proposed the Net-Zero Industry Act to scale up manufacturing of clean technologies in the EU and make sure the Union is well-equipped for the clean-energy transition. This initiative was announced by President von der Leyen as a part of the Green Deal Industrial Plan. Powered by

Pact for Skills: Launch of large-scale renewable energy skills partnership

Today, renewable energy trade associations and representatives of installers of clean technologies, with the support of the European Commission, have set up a large-scale skills partnership for the renewable energy industrial ecosystem. Powered by WPeMatico

Have your say until 25 May 2023: public consultation on EU Agencies: EUROFOUND, CEDEFOP, ETF and EU OSHA

The European Commission has launched a 12-week public consultation to evaluate the performance and impact of these four agencies working under the remit of Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. Powered by WPeMatico

€1.2 million from European Globalisation Adjustment Fund to support 300 dismissed workers in Spain

Today, the European Commission proposed to support 303 workers dismissed by aluminium producer Alu Ibérica in the region of Galicia in Spain with €1.2 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for Displaced Workers (EGF). Powered by WPeMatico

Public Employment Services step up support to persons displaced from Ukraine: Latest developments

PES are one of the main actors to integrate displaced people from Ukraine in the labour market. To facilitate sharing of information and experience, the European Network of Public Employment Services launched a questionnaire to collect information from PES. Powered by WPeMatico

Commissioner Schmit to participate in the kick-off of the EU-OECD Youth Entrepreneurship Policy Academy

Over the next three years, the EU-OECD Youth Entrepreneurship Policy Academy (YEPA) will bring together young entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, policy makers and experts from the EU to discuss the policies and actions needed to support youth entrepreneurship in the EU and OECD countries. Powered by WPeMatico

2023 REGIOSTARS awards open to European Social Fund projects

The European Commission launched the 16th edition of REGIOSTARS awards competition that rewards the best projects financed under Cohesion Policy each year. Powered by WPeMatico