Social Europe & Jobs Archives

  • The Better Regulation Package under the looking-glass

    Promoted content 04-04-2016

    The European Commission’s “Better Regulation Package” makes significant changes to the lawmaking process in Europe.

  • S&D Group Africa Week

    Promoted content 31-03-2016

    The S&D Group Africa Week is a series of political and cultural events aimed at celebrating Africa-EU relations and discussing ways to give them new directions. From Tuesday 5 to Monday 11 April 2016 in the European Parliament. Follow our webstreams: S&D Group …

  • Has the EU abandoned social regulation?

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 22-02-2016

    The Lisbon Treaty states that the EU aims to promote social progress and improve the living and working conditions of the peoples of Europe.

  • Social Protection Days 2015 – ‘Social Protection for All: Putting SDGs’ Commitments into Practice’

    Promoted content 22-02-2016

    In 2015 for the second time in a row, SOLIDAR together with its members and partners committed to promote universal #Socialprotection4all, have organised the Social Protection Days.

  • Health and safety at work: Priorities and gender challenges

    Promoted content 22-01-2016

    ETUI Senior Researcher Aida Ponce talks to ETUC Confederal Secretary Esther Lynch about the priorities and gender challenges that employees face at their workplace.

  • How Can State Institutions Help Overcome Anti-Gypsyism in Europe?

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 14-12-2015

    On December 1, 2015, the German Federal Foreign Office hosted the first international symposium on anti-Gypsyism in Berlin.

  • Social policy in the European Union: state of play 2015

    Promoted content 07-10-2015

    The sixteenth edition of Social policy in the European Union: state of play has a triple ambition. First, it provides easily accessible information to a wide audience about recent developments in both EU and domestic social policymaking. Second, the volume provides a more analytical reading, embedding the key developments of the year 2014 in the most recent academic discourses. Third, the forward-looking perspective of the book aims to provide stakeholders and policymakers with specific tools that allow them to discern new opportunities to influence policymaking.

  • Backstage with Europe’s creators

    Promoted content | Digital skills 01-10-2015

    MEP Victor Negrescu and EU40 hosted an exhibition called "Backstage with Europe's Creators" in the European Parliament on September 22nd.

  • A call to Europe to put gender equality at the top of the agenda

    Economy & Jobs 03-06-2015

    "If it takes two to tango, it also takes both women & men to make an equal society," said British TV presenter and vocal campaigner for women's rights and gender equality Mariella Frostrup.

  • Climate and Energy: A just transition?

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 13-05-2015

    The European Commission’s Energy Union strategy is very ambitious and will cut across a number of policy sectors including energy, transport, research and innovation, foreign policy, regional and neighborhood policy, trade and agriculture, according to the EU executive's plan. €119 billion will be invested in the energy transmission projects needed by 2020 and a significant effort in legislative proposals will follow. Solidarity will be the major play card in Europe.

  • Kiviniemi: ‘If we decrease the gender gap by 50%, GDP would be 6% bigger’

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 01-04-2015

    "If we, for example, in the OECD countries, would decrease the gender gap in labour force participation by 50%, by 2030, the GDP would be 6% bigger,” said former Finnish Prime Minister Mari Kiviniemi at the Women In Parliaments Global Forum Summit in Ethiopia.

  • PES Fair Growth Conference 2015

    Promoted content 13-03-2015

    The creation of jobs and growth through public and private investment is back on the European agenda. Let’s open the debate at the PES Fair Growth Conference 2015 on the current economic, financial and social challenges we are facing today.

  • Schulz and Juncker’s not-so-social dialogue

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 06-03-2015

    The bid to give new impetus to Europe’s social dialogue launched by the Commission on Thursday (5 March) was book-ended by with some less than sociable to-and-fro between Parliament President Martin Schulz and his Commission counterpart Jean-Claude Juncker.

  • “We need a European social dialogue,” Schulz says

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 06-03-2015

    "If we want a social market economy in Europe, we need a European - I repeat - a European social dialogue," said European Parliament president Martin Schulz on Thursday during a high level conference on social dialogue in Brussels.

  • Inequality in Europe: Tackling the income and wealth gap

    Promoted content 26-02-2015

    Austerity measures adopted in the past years have widened inequality in terms of income and wealth within and between EU countries.

  • Cre?u: ‘We refused to fund a 5-star hotel in Greece’

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 19-02-2015

    In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV Romania, EU Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Cre?u explained her views on the Greek crisis, emphasising that the EU executive will invest in "projects that will create jobs." According to the Romanian Commissioner, EU funds "should go to those who are most vulnerable, people that are really in need".

  • European quarter seized by anti-TTIP protestors

    Economy & Jobs 19-12-2014

    EU leaders finished their summit late last night (18 December), avoiding major protests that have completely blocked the Brussels’s European quarter today (19 December).

  • Pope Francis: Europe’s idea has been replaced by bureaucracy

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 25-11-2014

    In his much awaited visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, His Holiness Pope Francis warned MEPs that “Europe seems to have lost their attraction, only to be replaced by the bureaucratic technicalities of its institutions.”

  • Growth Through Skills and Diversity

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 13-11-2014

    Jobs in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are expected to continue to grow. But the skills in supply are not matching the demand. Especially women’s STEM participation rates have been in decline since the 1980s resulting in a potential shortage of up to 900,000 ICT professionals in Europe by 2020. Action is needed.

  • EESC Civil Society Prize 2014

    Promoted content 10-11-2014

    Since 2006, the EESC has been awarding the Civil Society Prize to European non-governmental associations which make a significant contribution to promoting European identity and integration. Through the award of this prize, the Committee strives to raise awareness of the substantial contribution which civil society organisations and individuals can make to the creation of a European identity and citizenship.

  • Commission revises down economic forecast

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 04-11-2014

    The European Commission has projected weak economic growth for the rest of this year in the eurozone.

  • Conchita Wurst sings for equality in the European Parliament

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 08-10-2014

    Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst performed in front of the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday, as part of a campaign to fight discrimination and support equal rights across the EU.

  • Milan will host October EU Summit on growth and jobs

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 18-09-2014

    The European Commission said on Thursday that an October EU Summit on growth and jobs “would no longer take place”. A few hours later, however, the Italian EU Presidency contradicted the Commission's words and confirmed that the Summit will be hosted in Milan.

  • EU to “scrutinise” Cameron’s plan of curbing EU migrant benefits

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 29-07-2014

    The European Commission said on Tuesday it will 'scrutinise” whether plans by British Prime Minister David Cameron of curbing EU migrants' access to unemployment and child benefits are complaint with EU law

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