Category: Social

Pension adequacy report underlines importance of resilient European pension systems in the face of global challenges

Ministers of Employment and Social Affairs have adopted council conclusions on pension adequacy, following the publication of the 2024 Pension Adequacy Report, drafted by the Commission and the Social Protection Committee. Powered by WPeMatico

Commission proposes guidelines for Member States’ employment policies

The Commission is proposing guidelines for Member States’ employment policies in 2024. These guidelines, which are part of the 2024 European Semester Spring Package, set common priorities for national employment and social policies to make them fairer and more inclusive. Powered by WPeMatico

European Child Guarantee: giving equal opportunities to children in need

14 June 2023 marked the 3rd anniversary of the European Child Guarantee. On this occasion Child Guarantee Coordinators from 23 Member States met to discuss actions that they are carrying out in their countries. Powered by WPeMatico

Commission launches first-stage consultation of social partners on fair telework and the right to disconnect

The Commission has launched the first-stage consultation of European social partners to gather their views on the possible direction of EU action on ensuring fair telework and the right to disconnect. Powered by WPeMatico

How are Ukrainian mothers managing childcare in their host countries?

Two years after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the latest episode of Euronews ‘Real Economy’ looks at how millions of Ukrainian women and their children are adapting to life in their new host countries. Powered by WPeMatico

How do the EU’s new disability cards facilitate cross-border travel?

Euronews travels to Ljubljana and Brussels to explore how the new EU disability and parking cards will make it easier for persons with disabilities to enjoy their right to free movement as EU citizens. Powered by WPeMatico

Mediterranean Regional Platform exchange best practices on youth employment and women economic empowerment

Representatives of 22 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) met at the 16th Regional Platform on Employment and Labour. They shared best practices on youth employment and women economic empowerment and stressed the importance of a continuous dialogue given the ongoing effects of the Middle East developments on

EU renews commitment to a strong and resilient social Europe at conference in La Hulpe

At the High-Level Conference on the European Pillar of Social Rights today in La Hulpe, Belgium, participants have renewed their commitment to the European Social Model to continue making social and economic progress, combining increased competitiveness and productivity with equal opportunities, promoting more quality jobs and fair working conditions, reduce