Tag: human capital

Juncker’s Investment Plan: Investing in social progress, human capital, health and education

Juncker’s Investment Plan: Investing in social progress, human capital, health and education

The EU Alliance for Investing in Children welcomes the European Parliament’s adoption of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) – yesterday (25 June) during their plenary session in Brussels. MEPs have added important provisions on how the EFSI should be allocated which will ensure long-term strategic investments and societal progress, such as investment in […]

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Employment and social developments: Annual review highlights key factors behind resilience to crisis

Employment and social developments: Annual review highlights key factors behind resilience to crisis

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Countries providing high-quality jobs and effective social protection as well as investment in human capital have proved to be more resilient to the economic crisis. This is one of the main findings of the 2014 Employment and Social Developments in Europe Review, which has looked back to the consequences of the recession. It also stresses […]

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#Stepforward: Panellists debate role concept of ‘human capital’ in development

#Stepforward: Panellists debate role concept of ‘human capital’ in development

| November 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Research conducted by Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) concludes that ‘human-capital’ is a central ingredient to determining whether development interventions are effective and sustainable. A panel of development experts and volunteers meeting in Brussels on 2 December will dissect this concept and ask how people-centred approaches can be better […]

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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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Development Policy Forum Africa Summit organized by Friends of Europe

Development Policy Forum Africa Summit organized by Friends of Europe

Andris PIEBALGS, Brussels, 24 June 2014 “Introduction: Africa today In a matter of decades, Africa has emerged from the shadows of colonial rule, apartheid, crippling debt and economic stagnation. It has entered a new era of unprecedented economic and demographic growth. Today it is the most dynamic continent, considered the world’s growth “reservoir”. It has a […]

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Commission road map to meet long-term financing needs of European economy

Commission road map to meet long-term financing needs of European economy

The European Commission has today (27 March) adopted a package of measures to stimulate new and different ways of unlocking long-term financing and support Europe’s return to sustainable economic growth. Significant long-term investment will be needed under the Europe 2020 strategy and the 2030 climate and energy package, in infrastructure, new technologies and innovation, R&D […]

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European Social Fund and Youth Employment Initiative: Vital instruments for a job-rich recovery

European Social Fund and Youth Employment Initiative: Vital instruments for a job-rich recovery

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Social Fund (ESF) plays a fundamental role in supporting member states’ investment in human capital and thereby in strengthening the competitiveness of the European economy as it is emerging from the crisis. Every year the ESF assists more than 15 million people by helping them to upgrade their skills, facilitating their integration into […]

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