Social Europe

Given the scale of the challenge presented by youth unemployment across the EU, it is clear that young people will remain at the top of Europe’s priorities over the coming years. The European Social Fund (ESF) finances many thousands of projects to help young people get the training and opportunities they need in order to find work.

European Pillar of Social Rights

There are large differences in unemployment rates or in inequality in the Euro area. The European Pillar of Social Rights will set out a number of essential principles to support well-functioning and fair labour markets and welfare systems.

Work-Life Balance

The European Commission is proposing a Work-life Balance package, which will extend existing rights for working parents and carers so that there's a better distribution of caring responsibilities within families. This will bring more women to the labour market, which is fair, and good for families, businesses, Member States and the economy as a whole.