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European childcare policies 15-01-2018

 
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ESIP Members discuss childcare in a historical perspective

On the occasion of the Family and Social Inclusion Committee meeting, Members discussed their respective childcare policies. Frédérique Leprince, Deputy Director at the Direction of International and European relations of the French National Family fund (CNAF) presented the French approach on childcare in a historical prospective.

Coordination of long-term care benefits 05-01-2018

 
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ESIP calls for an unambiguous legal framework

On 13 December 2016, the European Commission submitted a Proposal to revise the EU’s legal provisions on the coordination of the social security systems. More specifically, changes were proposed to the coordination of long-term care benefits, of particular relevance for ESIP Members.

European Pillar of Social Rights: a blank page? 17-11-2017

 
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The Proclamation leaves room for uncertainty

On 17 November, the Presidents of the three main EU institutions agreed to proclaim the European Pillar of Social Rights on the occasion of the Social Summit in Gothenburg. ESIP welcomes this inter- institutional proclamation as a way to achieve convergence in the European Union towards a high level of social security for EU citizens.                                                                                               

Prolonging working lives 27-10-2017

 
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Reforming pension systems: the Finnish example

Statutory pensions systems are faced with the challenge of increasing life expectancy. In Finland the earning- related pension system has gone through major reform.