Economy & Jobs

13-07-2021

Recovery and sustainability – how can SMEs achieve both?

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the beating heart of Europe’s economy, accounting for over 90% of all businesses in the EU and for more than half of its gross domestic product, whilst employing about 100 million EU workers before the pandemic.
12-07-2021

The future of work in the EU – Challenges in a fast-changing world

The way we work, and our societies more broadly, are undergoing fundamental transformations in a context of globalisation, demographic changes, and the rapid advance of technologies.
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29-06-2021

#ErasmusDays 2021

If you organise an #ErasmusDays event or if you have benefited from an Erasmus+ mobility grant, let us know on social networks.
25-06-2021

Future of work – how has the COVID-19 pandemic re-shaped the agenda?

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries had experienced transformations in their labour and jobs markets as a consequence of technological progress, climate change, globalisation, and shifts in demography.
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16-06-2021

The truth behind BES and Novo Banco!

If the EU wishes to borrow in the financial markets, it must first demonstrate to international institutional investors that it will treat them fairly and equitably.
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04-06-2021

CEPA celebrates World Pest Day

CEPA #TheGoodPestManager would like to thank everyone in the pest management industry for their hard work through what has been a difficult year. The industry remains essential to public health, and contributes to the protecting our urban environments and supply chains.
01-06-2021

Global Europe: Is the EU serious about engaging with Africa?

The EU and African Union seek to make up for the time lost in 2020 by accelerating talks on a new strategic partnership covering political and economic cooperation. But some are asking whether the EU’s plan to strike a strategic...
28-05-2021

Investing in sparsely populated regions

Investments into remote and sparsely populated regions are an often overlooked area of EU support. EURACTIV travelled to Ličko-Senjska county in central Croatia, a two-hour drive from the capital Zagreb, to explore how EU-funded projects are contributing to improving the...
26-05-2021

The Recovery and Resilience Facility: Can effective oversight bring about true reform?

Member States are in the process of submitting their recovery and resilience plans that set out a coherent package of reforms and public investment projects.
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19-05-2021

Call to Europe 10th ‘Recovering Europe: Mind the Social Gaps’

Register NOW! Only 1 week to go for Call to Europe’s 10th anniversary special edition! Commissioner Elisa Ferreira, Former HRVP Federica Mogherini, Ministers Arancha González and Pierre Yves Dermagne are among the speakers of the 10th edition of Call to Europe, taking place between May 25 and 27.
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17-05-2021

Women in Cabinets

This video tackles the topic of gender equality in European cabinets: why is inequality persisting? Why does it matter? What can be done about it?
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07-05-2021

CEN and CENELEC: European Standards contribute to the EU’s Industrial Strategy

European Standards are key to make the European ambitions a reality. In this video, Elena Santiago Cid, CEN and CENELEC’s Director General, presents how the European Standardization System helps advance European harmonisation and make European industry more innovative, sustainable and resilient.
29-04-2021

How innovative EU-funded projects prepared us for lockdown challenges

Often described as cumbersome and hard to access, European regional funds, which are designed to decrease disparities between Europe’s regions, are actually at the forefront of funding innovative projects, often able to financially support ideas from which the traditional markets...
18-03-2021

Gender equality in the workplace: How to build on recent progress to reach true parity

Gender equality is a core value of the EU, a fundamental right and key principle of the European Pillar of Social Rights.
17-03-2021

Towards a mandatory EU system of due diligence for supply chains – Realities and consequences

The Commission is working on a legislative proposal for a European due diligence for supply chains.  
Digital & Media 15-03-2021

Knowledge, Science, Democracy: What is the role of evidence in policy and society?

Science and technology have a profound influence on our daily lives. Bridging the gap between science and policy is essential in ensuring good policy-making that is evidence-based.
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08-03-2021

Putting gender at the heart of the COVID-19 economic recovery

As a result, economic recovery packages need to account for this disparity and public financial professionals must consider the impact of fiscal policies on women.
Digital & Media 08-03-2021

Diversity on Screen – Over a Coffee with Netflix’s Lina Brouneus

Getting more women on screen is part of Lina Brouneus’ job. She is the Netflix lead on strategy for Europe and the Middle East and charged with driving diversity initiatives in Europe, on and off screen. From recent hits like...
26-02-2021

The Cohesion Policy to come

Cohesion policy will be one of the main driving forces to achieve an equitable recovery, and the EU’s digital and green aspirations. EURACTIV tries to demystify the present and future of European cohesion.
19-02-2021

CETA and Ireland Explained

Before the vote in Ireland’s parliament, the Dáil, EURACTIV takes a closer look at the impacts of CETA on Ireland and Irish exports into Canada, such as Irish Whiskey.
27-01-2021

The future of the food service sector in Europe: A roadmap beyond Covid-19

The ongoing health crisis is having a devastating impact on Europe’s restaurants, cafés and bars. With the prospect of a third wave, the sector is in urgent need of a consistent policy strategy that goes beyond closures and immediate financial relief.
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Services of General Interest and their role in the post-COVID19 recovery

While the COVID-19 crisis has significantly highlighted and impacted the services of general interest,  they will be central in landing the green and digital transitions in a fair and inclusive way. On the occasion of their new identity, SGI Europe...
07-12-2020

Implementing the EU Industrial Strategy – how to track Europe’s competitiveness?

In March 2020, the European Commission presented a “new Industrial Strategy” to help Europe’s industry lead the transitions towards climate neutrality and digital leadership. The Strategy aims to drive Europe’s competitiveness and its strategic autonomy, at a time of agitated...
27-11-2020

Exploring discontent with the EU

EURACTIV takes a closer look a what the geography of EU discontent is, what a regional analysis of the citizens’ dissatisfaction can reveal about the places that are most anti-EU and what the EU can do.