Thursday, July 16, 2020
Today, the European Commission presents Guidelines to ensure the protection of seasonal workers in the EU in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. It provides guidance to national authorities, labour inspectorates, and social partners to guarantee the...
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
In recent months, much attention has turned to what can and should be done about homelessness during this crisis period. It bears reminding that this level of urgency and attention should arguably be the norm, and the issues exposed by COVID-19 are by no...
Global, Europe, Europe - General
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
It’s been proposed, probed and pushed to the margins of the European Union for more than two decades. Now, as Europe reels from tens of thousands of coronavirus deaths and millions of lost jobs in the worst recession for generations, ministers from Spain...
Europe, Europe - General, Italy, Portugal, Spain
Monday, March 16, 2020
Growing numbers of workers experiencing the symptoms of coronavirus face a stark choice: self-isolate and lose income or keep going to work. So, as the COVID-19 crisis deepens, countries including Ireland, Germany and Denmark are introducing emergency...
Monday, February 3, 2020
BLOG: Access to social and health services plays a key role in guaranteeing quality of life. This is particularly relevant for the most vulnerable in society, such as homeless people—for whom access may be particularly difficult even when services are...
Europe - General, Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Europe
Thursday, December 5, 2019
BLOG: Over a year and a half after the European Commission presented its proposal for a recommendation by the Council of the European Union on access to social protection for workers and the self-employed, the council has finally adopted the long-...
Europe, Europe - General, Finland