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Action plan on Integration and Inclusion 2021-2027 by EUbusiness — last modified 24 November 2020, 23:20 CET
The European Commission presented on 24 November an action plan on Integration and Inclusion for the period 2021-2027.
EU SURE social bonds first issue by EUbusiness — last modified 21 October 2020, 23:53 CET
The European Commission issued a EUR 17 billion inaugural social bond on 21 October under the EU SURE instrument to help protect jobs and keep people in work.
Commission to issue EU SURE bonds of up to EUR 100 billion as social bonds by EUbusiness — last modified 08 October 2020, 00:15 CET
The European Commission announced on 7 October that it will issue its forthcoming EU SURE bonds of up to EUR 100 billion as social bonds.
Gender Equality Strategy - background guide by EUbusiness — last modified 05 March 2020, 18:43 CET
The European Commission presented on 5 February its strategy for equality between women and men in Europe.
EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls by EUbusiness — last modified 26 September 2019, 23:21 CET
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 by EUbusiness — last modified 07 March 2019, 22:48 CET
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 by EUbusiness — last modified 23 January 2019, 18:24 CET
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 by EUbusiness — last modified 27 November 2018, 15:55 CET
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 by EUbusiness — last modified 27 September 2018, 21:56 CET
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 by EUbusiness — last modified 16 July 2018, 16:46 CET
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 by EUbusiness — last modified 31 May 2018, 23:21 CET
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 by EUbusiness — last modified 14 March 2018, 00:25 CET
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 by EUbusiness — last modified 09 March 2018, 00:24 CET
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) by EUbusiness — last modified 05 February 2018, 22:26 CET
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 by EUbusiness — last modified 26 September 2017, 23:20 CET
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 by EUbusiness — last modified 21 September 2017, 20:32 CET
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) by EUbusiness — last modified 04 July 2017, 16:58 CET
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 by EUbusiness — last modified 06 February 2017, 17:43 CET
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 by EUbusiness — last modified 09 April 2018, 16:01 CET
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 by EUbusiness — last modified 06 January 2017, 14:03 CET
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.