The 2019 Annual Report of the Social Protection Committee (SPC) delivers on the Committee’s core task to monitor the social situation in the EU and the developments in social protection policies in the Member States.
The EU has set out guidelines to implement the ILO (International Labour Organization) Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work in Member States, promoting a human-centred approach to work.
The Investing in Children Recommendation did not have the expected impact on policy reform in the Member States. Still, 23,7 million children today face the daily hardship of growing up in poverty.
“Enforcing rules on posting is essential to protect workers and for the smooth functioning of the single market. It’s very good news to see that all Member States now apply the rules and increasingly make use of the tools in place to improve cooperation across borders.”, said European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen.
The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) presents a round-up of the latest developments in child and family policy in EU member states in August 2019.
The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) has published its second annual thematic report.
A new Synthesis Report produced by the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) puts forward several recommendations and calls for more effective policy action at European and national levels to tackle in-work poverty.
The amendments to the law on maternity leave payments (the Law on Financial Support for Families with Children), which came into force in July 2018, proved unfavourable for some categories of new mothers, who were entitled only to a monthly payment of €9. This outcome stirred an ongoing debate, which resulted in street protests in September 2018 and requests for revision of the present formula used to calculate maternity leave payments.
Overall, the event will have an interactive, participatory approach and feature workshops, discussion islands and other opportunities to participate in the debate and to work in groups. During the evening reception, participants can also present some successful projects to others in a form of a gallery/stands.
New rules on minimum rights for workers in on-demand, voucher-based or platform employment, such as Uber or Deliveroo, were approved by the Employment Committee.
The proposal for an EU Work-life balance Directive is being negotiated in these coming weeks and the European Parliament and Member States representatives have a unique opportunity to bring positive change in the life of millions.
The European Parliament and the Council have come to an agreement on the Commission’s second proposal to broaden the list of recognised cancer-causing chemicals in the workplace.
The memo is aimed at policymakers who are looking for ideas about possible practices to implement, as well as researchers who are looking for a quick overview of existing practices in member states.
This International Rescue Committee (IRC) report argues that the EU is at a unique turning point at which it is vital to invest in the integration of people who have sought protection in Europe, and that EU institutions have a key role in putting this into practice.
The April issue of the Social Agenda magazine focuses on the notion of fairness: fair cross-border mobility, with the creation of a European Labour Authority; and social fairness with a Recommendation on access to social protection for the almost 40% of people employed in the EU who are either in an “atypical” employment situation or self-employed.
(a) Title of the policy: Convivial – integration of refugees | (b) Title of the policy or measure: Finnish strategy for the reception system for asylum seekers 2020 – strategy as a practice.
Upon arrival, migrants are often younger than the host country average and generally healthier than native-born populations. This so-called ‘healthy immigrant effect’ however deteriorates with the time of residence. Once the age factor adjusted, studies find a disproportionate share of migrants among the population groups with low health outcomes. This is explained by the fact that people with a migrant background are disproportionately exposed to risk factors.
On 11 April 2018, EU ambassadors approved the compromise text negotiated with the European Parliament on the revision of the posting of workers directive. The final adoption of the directive will come at a later stage, once the legislation has been voted in the Parliament.
Title of the policy: Fast tracks – a quicker introduction of newly arrived immigrants | Title of the policy: Accelerate refugees’ integration process – Programme Accelair.
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