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Guides on the EU Social Policy.
EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls
Today in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the European Union and the United Nations are hosting a high level event on the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative - inviting all countries, leaders, civil society representatives and local ambassadors to join the movement and take action to end violence against women and girls.
2019 Gender Equality report
On the occasion of this year's International Women's Day, the European Commission published its 2019 report on equality between women and men in the EU.
Antisemitism in Europe: Eurobarometer survey
Of all the antisemitic expressions, denying the Holocaust is seen also by the general public as the most problematic, albeit by a significantly lower number, namely only one in two (53%),according to the EU's latest Eurobarometer of pubic opinion, published on 22 January 2019.
Elimination of violence against women
Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations across the globe. The European Union has put substantial actions in place to ensure violence against girls and women is ended once and for all.
EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls
The European Union and the United Nations announced on 27 September a EUR 50 million programme to end femicide in Latin America as part of the Spotlight Initiative, a partnership to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, backed by an initial EUR 500 million.
Employment and Social Developments in Europe: 2018 review
This year's edition of the European Commission's yearly Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review confirms confirms the ongoing positive labour market trends as well as an improving social situation. The numbers of people in employment reached new record levels. At the same time we witness rising disposable incomes and lower levels of poverty. Severe material deprivation has receded to an all-time low, with 16.1 million fewer people affected, compared with 2012.
New Social Fund and Globalisation Adjustment Fund for the period 2021-2027
As part of its proposals for a long-term EU Budget for the period 2021-2027, the European Commission proposes to establish a renewed European Social Fund, the 'European Social Fund Plus' (ESF+).
European Labour Authority
The European Commission adopted on 13 March a proposal for a Regulation establishing a European Labour Authority.
EU action for women's rights and gender equality
The European Commission set out on 8 March various initiatives it is engaged in in support of women's rights and gender equality.
Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)
The European Union has actively participated in international cooperation to promote the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation. Discussion on Female Genital Mutilation is included in human rights and political dialogues with partner countries and in annual dialogues with civil society organisations.
Updating EU rules on employment contracts
The European Commission has entered into further discussions with trade unions and employers' organisations at EU level on how to modernise the rules on employment contracts, in order to make these contracts fairer and more predictable for all types of workers.
EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls
The European Union and the United Nations have launched a new partnership to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, backed by an initial dedicated financial envelope of EUR 500 million.
Electronic Exchange of Social Security Information (EESSI)
EESSI is an IT system that helps social security institutions across to EU exchange information more rapidly and securely, as required by the EU rules on social security coordination. At the moment most exchanges are paper-based: these are going to be replaced by electronic exchanges in the coming years, as EU Member States progress with connecting to EESSI.
Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
The European Union has actively participated in international cooperation to promote the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation. Discussion on Female Genital Mutilation is included in human rights and political dialogues with partner countries and in annual dialogues with civil society organisations.
European Disability Strategy 2010-2020
The European Commission presented on 2 February its Progress Report on implementation of the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020.
Evaluation of European Social Fund 2007-2013
The European Commission has published an evaluation report of investments under the European Social Fund (ESF) during the 2007-2013 period, with specific reports for each EU Member State.
Better social statistics for a social Europe
The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Regulation on new, integrated ways to collect and use data from social surveys so as to better support policy making in general and social policy in particular.
Public consultation on the European Pillar of Social Rights
The European Commission presented on 8 March a first, preliminary outline of the European Pillar of Social Rights announced by President Juncker in September last year, and launched a broad public consultation.
EU gender equality intiatives
On International Women's Day 2016, here are the priorities of the European Commission in terms of gender equality.
2015 Employment and Social Developments in Europe Review
The Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review is an annual review of the latest employment and social trends, reflecting on upcoming challenges and possible policy responses.