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Making a difference to people in poverty? | EAPN Response to the Social Fairness Package 2018

EAPN presents its members’ response to the Social Fairness Package, Making a difference for people in poverty? Described as ‘the last major social initiative of the Juncker Commission’, it should be a next step in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights. The main elements of this Package are: an overarching Communication about…

EAPN annual Policy conference 5 July: Social Protection for All! How can the Social Pillar and SDGs build stronger welfare states?

EAPN’s annual conference will be on 5 July, 9:00-13:00, under the title Social Protection for All! How can the Social Pillar and SDGs build stronger welfare states? The conference will be an opportunity to exchange together on the following questions: What is Social Protection for all?   How can we ensure that all people, children,…

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The Future of Work | Labour market trends and their implications for risks of poverty and social exclusion

EAPN presents its members’ analysis of the future of work – labour market trends and their implications for risks of poverty and social exclusion. The world of work is rapidly changing, and the recent economic and financial crisis as well as its aftermath, have rendered these changes more visible. Current research tends to emphasize the…

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EAPN Policy conference 2018: Social Protection for All! How can the Social Pillar and SDGs build stronger welfare states?

EAPN’s 2018 annual conference was held on 5 July, under the title Social Protection for All! How can the Social Pillar and SDGs build stronger welfare states? The conference exchanged together on the following questions: What is Social Protection for all?   How can we ensure that all people, children, adults and older people get…

Open Round Table on the Future of Work | EGE

Why do we work and how does work give us meaning? How can European values of justice, dignity and solidarity be realised in a changing world? To what extent might longstanding governance frameworks, such as social security systems and employment laws, require updating? Held on 5 February 2018, the  EGE (European Group on Ethics in…

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Inclusive Labour Markets – Building pathway approaches to quality employment | EAPN Position Paper

EAPN presents its position paper on Inclusive Labour Markets. It sets out our understanding of inclusive labour markets, detailing the elements needed to make them a reality for both the supply and the demand side, and puts forward the perspective of our members, including people experiencing poverty and social exclusion in Europe and the civil…

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Delivering on the Promises of a better Social Europe? | EAPN’s Analysis of the 2017 Annual Growth Survey & Joint Employment Report

15/12/2016 – EAPN presents its Analysis of the 2017 Annual Growth Survey and Joint Employment Report. This follows EAPN’s letter to President Juncker presenting EAPN’s proposals for the AGS 2017, which were based on our members’ review of the Semester and the NRPs 2016. Although the main message from the AGS 2017 is the importance of strengthening competitiveness, innovation…

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…