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(UN)EMPL working group 06-03-2018


Successful launch of the (UN)EMPL working group

On 20 February, ESIP held the first meeting of the (UN)EMPL working group. Representatives of seven organisations from within and outside of the ESIP structure came together to discuss hot topics on the European agenda in the field of employment and unemployment services and benefits.

Good and sustainable work is the best medicine 06-02-2018


Return to work of people with disabilities and chronic diseases

Throughout Europe, welfare states are faced with an increasing number of people excluded from the labour market and claiming long-term benefits due to the increasing prevalence of chronic disease, as well as illness, invalidity, work accidents and occupational disease.

The ESSN: much left to the imagination? 18-01-2018


ESIP responds to the public consultation on the European Social Security Number

On 27 November 2017, the European Commission launched a public consultation on future proposals for a European Labour Authority and a European Social Security Number. Despite the limited time frame of this consultation, ESIP responded to the consultation as these initiatives have a major impact on statutory social security systems as first actors concerned.

European childcare policies 15-01-2018


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.