Exchange of stakeholders’ views held on a European Pillar of Social Rights

1 September 2016, an exchange of views on a European Pillar of Social Rights was organised in the European Parliament. It was planned in the framework of the preparation of the draft European Parliament report. Diverse representatives participated: the European Commission, International Labour Organisation (ILO), European Trade Unions Confederation (ETUC), BusinessEurope, University of Amsterdam and SOLIDAR. Rapporteur…

The European Policy Centre publishes its new Publication “Europe and the refugees: a crisis of values” by Juliane Schmidt

In light of World Refugee Day, Juliane Schmidt takes stock of the EU’s approach to the current refugee crisis and how it’s affecting the Union’s cohesion and image. Unfortunately, until now, the EU and its member states have failed to come up with a common approach to find a solution for the increased number of…

Council Conclusions on ‘Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion: an Integrated Approach’

The Council calls on the Commission and the Member States to develop an integrated approach to combat poverty and social exclusion by combining adequate income support, access to quality services and inclusive labour markets, while ensuring equal opportunities for women and men. This is stated in the Conclusions on ‘Combating poverty and social exclusion: an…