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2018 EESC Civil Society Prize to reward Identities, European Values and Cultural Heritage in Europe

Theme of the 2018 prize: “Identities, European Values and Cultural Heritage in Europe” The aim of the Civil Society Prize, which is awarded annually, is to reward and encourage tangible initiatives and achievements by civil society organisations and/or individuals that have made a significant contribution to promoting European identity and integration The 2018 prize will reward innovative initiatives…

European Parliament debate on inequalities

On 6 February 2018, the European Parliament conducted a thematic plenary debate around socio-economic inequalities, under the lead of Socialists and Democrats, who were the ones to put the item on the parliamentary agenda. During the debate, acting S&D Group leader Udo Bullmann urged the European Commission to take on rapid and decisive action to…

The gender employment gap: Challenges and solutions | Eurofound report

Women’s labour market participation in the European Union has increased over recent decades, passing 70% in 2014. In that year, women comprised almost 46% of the active EU labour market population. Nevertheless, women’s employment and participation rates are still lower than those of men in almost all Member States. Fostering higher participation of women is crucial to meet…