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EU social summit offers prospect to move ‘from principles to action’, presidency says

Portugal's Secretary of State for European affairs, Ana Paula Zacarias, assured Lusa on Tuesday that there is a prospect of moving "from principles to action" at the planned Social Summit of the European Union to be held next month in Porto, which is to be a centrepiece of the country's six-month presidency of the Council of the EU.
Economy & Jobs 11-02-2021

EESC President: Crisis is widening gap between school and real life for youth

Europe needs to "get the economy up and running" to help its youth find opportunities and bridge the gap between school and the workplace, the President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Christa Schweng told EURACTIV in an interview.
Politics 10-02-2021

Porto EU social summit expected to focus on youth

The European Commission wants to promote a "strong social dimension" at the May summit in Porto, as part of the Portuguese EU Council presidency, advocating a focus on young people who are facing a "difficult period" due to the COVID-19 crisis​​​​​​​.
President of the European Council Donald Tusk and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker speak during the EU Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth in Gothenburg, Sweden, 17 November 2017. The Social Summit will gather EU heads of state or government, the social partners and other key stakeholders for an open discussion on how to promote fair jobs and growth.
Economy & Jobs 08-12-2017

A European education area: How to make it work for Europe

In line with Emmanuel Macron's speech and discussions at the recent Social Summit in Gothenburg, let's puts education at the heart of a more social and prosperous Europe, argue Michael Gaebel and Thomas Jorgensen.
Politics 17-11-2017

‘Let’s do our work’ on social policy, Juncker tells member states

Europe’s credibility hinges on national leaders agreeing social legislation that applies across the bloc, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday (17 November) at a summit with leaders from EU countries in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Economy & Jobs 17-11-2017

Juncker is ‘sincerely in favour of social Europe’

Jean-Claude Juncker deserves credit for making social issues a priority for the European Commission, Socialist MEP Maria Joao Rodrigues told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
Economy & Jobs 15-11-2017

A more social Europe – no need to reinvent the wheel

This week is all about pushing forward by finally adding a “social pillar” to the EU-framework. Scandinavia has been leading the way on sustainable social models for decades – so there is no need to reinvent the wheel.
Economy & Jobs 20-10-2017

France and Poland hope for posted workers breakthrough

After this week's European Council summit in Brussels, EU leaders are already preparing for their next meeting, which will take place in Sweden next month and focus on social issues. It's a divisive area and member states still have one major hurdle in their way before they reconvene.

EU’s first ‘Roma summit’ draws crowds and controversy

The event, organised by EU Social Affairs Commissioner Vladimír Špidla, managed to attract a big audience but produced little in terms of policy initiatives.

Social partners demand protection from ‘carbon leakage’

Climate change topped the agenda of the Tripartite Social Summit yesterday (13 March), with social partners insisting that incentives must be offered to prevent potentially polluting industries from relocating and withdrawing jobs from the EU.

Trade unions and employers clinch deal on flexicurity

European social partners have agreed upon the key principles to guide "flexicurity" labour market reforms in member states at a key meeting with EU leaders in Lisbon, bringing an end to months of bickering.
Public Affairs 20-03-2006

Waiting for Lisbon…

In March the EU is going to take stock.  The heads of state and governments will have to discuss the progress of the Lisbon strategy, which is supposed to turn Europe into the most competitive economic area in the world.  In this context Christophe Leclercq and Kristina Weich Hondrila from EURACTIV.com summarise for Politik & Kommunikation the most important upcoming events in Brussels. The full version of this article is only available in German. 
Public Affairs 13-01-2006

In Lockstep

Christophe Leclercq and Kristina Weich Hondrila from EURACTIV.com write in this Politik und Kommunikation article about the state of the EU at the end of the British presidency.

Long Live the European Social Model

In a commentary for the Wall Street Journal, Jack Lang, the former French education, research and culture minister and one of the best-known socialist politicians in his country, argues it was not a good idea in the first place to make social Europe the theme of the Hampton Court summit, because this model was not what was in question.

Blunkett: look to European, not US social models

David Blunkett, the UK work and pensions secretary, argues that more important lessons are to be learnt for EU member states from successful European social models than from those of the US and Asia.

Social Summit will focus on longer working life and pensions

An extraordinary tripartite Social Summit on growth and employment will be held in Brussels on 11 December to engage a debate between political leaders and social stakeholders.

Commission proposes tripartite social summit for growth and employment

In a new Communication published on 26 June the Commission proposes the creation of tripartite social summit for growth and employment "raising the profile of the results of the social dialogue and strengthening coherence between the national and European levels".