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The EU launched a report with the latest results on employment and social situation in the region, bringing hope to the youth and all workers

The EU reported that employment continues to grow at a consistent pace in almost all Member States
The EU reported that employment continues to grow at a consistent pace in almost all Member States

Good news for workers, young and old within the EU. The European Commission has just reported that employment continues to grow at a consistent pace in almost all Member States, with an overall increase of 1,5%. More particularly, the Quarterly Review of Employment and Social Developments in Europe highlights the improved situation for the younger generation as for the first time, the Youth Unemployment Rate reached a pre-2008 crisis level. Despite being still very high, 16,9%, the rate decreased steadily and faster that overall unemployment, which reached 7,6% in the EU and 9,1% in the euro zone.

Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, commented: “The results are encouraging. More people than ever before in Europe have a job and unemployment has reached a nine-year low. And we see 2.2 million more employees with permanent contracts compared to last year. We need to continue on this path and improve the economic and social conditions for all. With the European Pillar of Social Rights, we have our roadmap towards well-functioning and fair labour markets that are fit for purpose in the 21st century. We would like to see it proclaimed together by Parliament, Council and Commission at the Social Summit in Gothenburg on 17 November 2017.”

Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility

The income of households has also shown improvement with a greater income coming from work, while the increase in social benefits came to a halt.

On 26 April 2017, the European Commission presented the European Pillar of Social Rights, which sets out 20 key principles and rights to support fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems. By this time, the Commission presented a legislative proposal to improve work-life balance of working parents and carers, and launched social partner consultations to modernise the rules on labour contracts and on access to social protection.

“If we want to avoid social fragmentation and social dumping in Europe, then Member States should agree on the European Pillar of Social Rights as soon as possible and at the latest at the Gothenburg summit in November.”, said Jean-Claude Juncker, EU Commission President.

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Each day we see the wonderful work of our Members, Personalities and Organizations on the Horyou platform. They are always Ready to Act! This week, we highlight the work and actions of great Organizations from Belgium, Cameroon and Brazil.

Association: Youth Proaktiv
Location: Belgium

Brussels-based YouthProAktiv aims at creating a generation of young people who are proactive. Its ambition is using these individuals’ talents and skills to improve society by starting their own businesses and creating jobs for themselves and others. The organization is organizing the International ProAktivity Summit for 2016. The conference involves the networking of young entrepreneurs and professionals, as well as proactive university students, to discuss their relevant ideas and concerns. There will be debates with decision makers on topics such as youth entrepreneurship and education.

Discover this action here and participate.

by Amma Aburam

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Association: Educapeace
Lieu: Cameroun

L’action de cette association est un simple appel à agir pour donner accès aux besoins sanitaires de base à chaque personne. Educapeace trouve inacceptable qu’un enfant soit exclu de l’éducation par manque de moyens de ses proches ou pour d’autres raisons. Leur mission c’est d’aider les familles à scolariser leurs enfants mineurs pour la primaire et la secondaire.

Ce mois-ci ils présentent une action au sujet de l’hygiène des enfants à l’école. Les enfants de l’école Nkolmbong Kama n’ont pas d’accès a des WC et font leurs besoins derrière une salle de classe. Une cause sure de maladies lié au manque d’hygiène. L’idée de cette action est de pouvoir construire de latrines et améliorer les conditions sanitaires pour l’école.

Découvrez et participez à cette action, ici.

par Amma Aburam

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Fundação: Laço Rosa
Localizada: no Brasil

A Fundação Laço Rosa é um portal na internet voltado para a divulgação sobre a detecção precoce e combate ao câncer de mama. No site, o leitor encontra informações, apoio e suporte emocional por meio do compartilhamento de histórias de sucesso, além de artigos de especialistas: médicos, fisioterapeutas, psicólogos e advogados. Uma espécie de “porto seguro” para aqueles que se defrontam com o diagnóstico de câncer de mama em sua vida ou na de alguém próximo. A Fundação inicio uma bela ação que tem como objetivo a celebração da vida e resgate de autoestima à pacientes em tratamento de quimioterapia.

Descobra e participe desta ação aqui.

por Edriana Oliveira Major

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