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European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) 2021-2027 [EU Legislation in Progress]

In preparation for the upcoming Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021-2027, the European Commission published a proposal for a regulation on the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) on 30 May 2018. Continue reading

European Labour Authority [EU Legislation in Progress]

The rapid increase in the number of Europeans working in a Member State other than their own, the large number of daily cross-border commuters and the need for information on job opportunities and rights at home and abroad (ensured by good cooperation between national authorities) necessitates the establishment of a European-level coordinating body. Continue reading

Amending social security coordination [EU Legislation in Progress]

Approximately 14 million EU residents (mobile workers, unemployed and economically inactive citizens) are not living in their home country. Continue reading

The future of work in the EU

Written by Monika Kiss, Economic and technical changes are redrawing the map of the world of work: new jobs are appearing while others are becoming obsolete, and atypical work patterns are replacing full-time work and open-ended contracts. In addition, work is increasingly being carried out on online platforms connecting buyers and sellers, or by large … Continue reading

Public opinion and EU action on social protection: exploring the expectations gap

Written by Clare Ferguson, Following the financial crisis, fears for the levels of social protection for EU citizens in the areas of health and social security, employment, and equality were at the forefront of much of the debate leading up to the recent United Kingdom EU referendum. Published in the wake of the British vote … Continue reading

Parental Leave Directive: Towards a revision? [Plenary podcast]

Written by Monika Kiss, In the European Union, parental leave is regulated by a 1996 Directive, last amended in 2013. The implementation of this Directive varies greatly among Member States and parental leave overlaps other types of leaves granted to families. The European Parliament is expected to call for an evaluation of its implementation and … Continue reading

Coordination of social security systems: implementation assessment

Written by Jan Tymowski According to the report of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) there are around 10.5 million migrant workers in the EU , one million people crossing EU borders for work every day and about 250,000 people who have worked in more than one Member State and need to export a part of … Continue reading

Self-employment and social security: effects on innovation and economic growth

Self-employment and entrepreneurship represent an important force for innovation and economic growth. Self-employed people make up more than 15% of workers in the European Union. Although the majority work solely on their own account, almost a third of the self-employed create jobs for others. Whilst social security systems differ from one Member State to another, … Continue reading

Welfare benefits and intra-EU mobility

“Welfare tourism” expresses the concern that individuals use the right of free movement of persons with a view to benefiting from a more favourable welfare system. The principle of free movement of persons entitles EU citizens to reside in another Member State, under certain conditions. Only limited restrictions can curtail this right, namely temporary restrictions … Continue reading

Social protection for self-employed workers

In 2012, 32.8 Mio. persons in the EU were self-employed, accounting for 15% of total EU employment. Self-employment creates jobs and lifts people out of unemployment. The Europe 2020 strategy recognizes self-employment as key for achieving smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. However, in several EU countries self-employed workers have less favorable conditions in terms of social … Continue reading

Free movement of persons in the EU: how free, under what conditions and for whom?

Updated on 29 November 2013 EU citizens’ right to move freely within the EU is central to the European project. Initially established as a freedom designed exclusively for workers (Article 48, Treaty of Rome), the free movement of persons is nowadays enshrined as one of the EU citizenship rights in Article 21 TFEU. Therefore, “every citizen“, irrespective … Continue reading

Financing and providing long-term care: The challenge of an ageing population

Older people are not the only people in need of long-term care (LTC), but in terms of numbers, they represent the greatest need. As more people live longer, the demand for LTC in Europe is expected to increase significantly. Paying for and providing quality care will be important challenges as the proportion of the population … Continue reading

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