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EU social partners sign agreement on #ActiveAgeing

EU social partners sign agreement on #ActiveAgeing

After nine months of negotiations, EU employers and trade unions approved a framework agreement on active ageing and an intergenerational approach. The agreement is to ensure a healthy, safe and productive working environment and work organization to enable workers of all ages to remain in work until legal retirement age. It is to facilitate the […]

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Euromed Summit of economic and social interest groups and institutions in Cyprus: ‘The potential of the Mediterranean region lies in its people’

Euromed Summit of economic and social interest groups and institutions in Cyprus: ‘The potential of the Mediterranean region lies in its people’

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Women and young people must have the chance of receiving a solid education, support to help them succeed as entrepreneurs, and labour conditions that offer them proper social protection. The social economy can offer one possible way for people to get out of poverty, social exclusion and the informal economy. These are some of […]

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Juncker’s investment package ‘still misses a strong social dimension’

Juncker’s investment package ‘still misses a strong social dimension’

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Following European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s presentation of his €315 billion ‘Jobs, Growth and Investment Package’ to the European Parliament [Nov 26], Social Platform warns that the European Social Model will not survive unless a serious commitment is made to invest in ambitious and integrated social policies. Despite Juncker’s previous assurances that he would support […]

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Social Platform calls on European Commission to invest in ambitious and integrated social policies

Social Platform calls on European Commission to invest in ambitious and integrated social policies

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Social policies need to be at the forefront of European Commission efforts to alleviate poverty and improve social inclusion, claimed Heather Roy, president of Social Platform, at the Commission’s annual meeting on poverty in the EU. Speaking at the European Platform Against Poverty and Social Exclusion (EPAP) in Brussels (20 November), Roy warned the Commission […]

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Conference on mobilizing innovation for a more social Europe

Conference on mobilizing innovation for a more social Europe

The European Commission is hosting a high-level conference on Mobilizing Social Policy Innovation on 19-20 May in Brussels. The conference will discuss how social policy innovation helps to catalyse social policy reforms for better economic and social outcomes. It will present experiences gained across the EU and will look at how social policy innovations can […]

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Social investment: Key to growth, jobs and social justice in EU

Social investment: Key to growth, jobs and social justice in EU

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) welcomes the recent ‘paradigm shift’ proposed by the Commission with its proposal of a social investment package. The shift consists of no longer regarding social investment purely as a cost, but rather as an investment in the future. This approach would reduce pressure on public finances, would be […]

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Ministers recognize they must confront poverty

Ministers recognize they must confront poverty

Social Platform has welcomed the EPSCO Council’s request to member states to review and strengthen their efforts to reduce poverty, as it is an “essential EU commitment”, saying that “it is in line with our call on the EU to urgently prioritize and act on the social targets of Europe 2020”. On 10 March, employment […]

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