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  1. October 20, 2020

    Con­tin­u­ing ed­u­ca­tion, dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion and the coro­na cri­sis: Eu­ro­pean op­por­tu­ni­ties for the work of to­mor­row

    Almost 300 viewers followed the interactive online panel with State Secretary Björn Böhning and high-ranking representatives from all over Europe on 20 October. Further information on the online panel as well as a livestream recording will be available shortly.

    • Begin 2020.10.20 10:00 AM
    • End 2020.10.20 11:30 AM
  2. October 16, 2020

    Tech­no­log­i­cal progress re­quires so­cial progress: fair con­di­tions in plat­form work

    How can making the best use of the opportunities of platform work go hand in hand with good working conditions and social security? To discuss this question, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs held a policy workshop from 12-14 October, in which both European government representatives as well as independent experts took part.

    • Begin 2020.10.12
    • End 2020.10.14
  3. October 15, 2020

    EU em­ploy­ment and so­cial pol­i­cy min­is­ters dis­cuss em­ploy­ee par­tic­i­pa­tion and gen­der equal­i­ty un­der the Ger­man Pres­i­den­cy

    On 13 October, Federal Ministers Hubertus Heil and Franziska Giffey and their European counterparts discussed measures to support workers in the current situation and the importance of gender equality in the labour market right now in particular.

    • Begin 2020.10.13
    • End 2020.10.13
  4. October 13, 2020

    AI in the world of work: Recog­nis­ing po­ten­tial, cre­at­ing trans­paren­cy

    How can we in Europe ensure that it becomes a reliable and safe part of the new world of work? The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has discussed these questions with partners in the EU from the fields of policy-making, business and research at an event of the series of discussions on the topic “New Work - Human-centric Work”.

  5. October 6, 2020

    Vir­tu­al con­fer­ence "Glob­al Sup­ply Chains – Glob­al Re­spon­si­bil­i­ty: Hu­man Rights and De­cent Work in Glob­al Sup­ply Chains"

    During a major virtual conference on 6/7 October, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs put the issue prominently on the agenda of Germany's Presidency of the Council of the EU. The conference generated concrete momentum for a European action plan on human rights and decent work in global supply chains.

    • Begin 2020.10.06
    • End 2020.10.07
  6. September 18, 2020

    Ex­perts from EU cap­i­tals con­sult on labour mar­ket and em­ploy­ment

    At the invitation of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) the Employment Committee met on 17 and 18 September. Germany currently the Presidency of the Council of the EU and as such invites to several expert meeting.

  7. September 17, 2020

    Our So­cial Eu­rope - Strong To­geth­er

    At the key event organised by the BMAS on the occasion of Germany’s EU Council Presidency on the subject of „Social Europe“, Federal Minister Hubertus Heil discussed ideas for a Social Europe during and after the crisis with his guests.

  8. September 16, 2020

    “Our so­cial Eu­rope – Strong to­geth­er” con­fer­ence

    Here you can watch the livestream of the “Our Social Europe – Strong Together” conference, which the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs will host on 16 September 2020. The conference will bring together high-level politicians, representatives of the social partners, civil society as well as the academic community from across Europe.

    • Begin 2020.09.16
    • End 2020.09.16
  9. September 15, 2020

    So­cial Pro­tec­tion Com­mit­tee dis­cuss­es min­i­mum stan­dards for so­cial pro­tec­tion in the EU

    As Germany holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Social Protection Committee (SPC) held a meeting at the invitation of the Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs.

  10. September 1, 2020

    „To­geth­er for #MySo­cialEu­rope”: More than just cri­sis man­age­ment

    What does a Social Europe mean in concrete terms? This is a question that Hubertus Heil, Germany’s Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, discussed with high-ranking guests during the Online Panel “Together for #MySocialEurope: Let’s talk!” Viewers also had an active part: They could join the discussion via a chat feature. Read a short summary and watch the recording of the event here.

    • Begin 2020.09.01 07:00 PM
    • End 2020.09.01 08:30 PM
  11. August 31, 2020

    Yes to labour mo­bil­i­ty – but it must be de­cent and fair

    Information, counselling and support: On 27 August, State Secretary Schmachtenberg visited the German Trade Union Confederation’s “Fair Mobility” project in Berlin.

  12. August 4, 2020

    Ways to ex­pe­ri­ence oth­er Eu­ro­pean coun­tries - bol­ster­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties through the Eu­ro­pean So­cial Fund

    Gain work experience abroad and see Europe with new eyes: The European Social Fund helps disadvantaged young people improve their career prospects by spending time abroad. For a video competition of the transnational learning network "TLN Mobility", young Europeans described their personal experiences.

  13. July 28, 2020

    „This is our vi­sion for a more so­cial­ly ori­ent­ed Eu­rope”

    How can Europe overcome the crisis and even emerge from it stronger than before? In an article for DIE WELT, Federal Labour Minister Hubertus Heil and his counterparts from Portugal and Slovenia explain the priorities necessary to make Europe more socially oriented.

  14. July 17, 2020

    Hu­ber­tus Heil: "We want all peo­ple in the EU to be able to live their lives with se­cu­ri­ty and dig­ni­ty"

    During their first video conference in the framework of Germany's Presidency of the Council of the EU, employment and social policy ministers talked about the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Their discussions focused on the question how social protection systems and enhanced occupational safety and health can contribute to the EU’s social and economic recovery.

  15. July 1, 2020

    Sea­son­al work­ers are not sec­ond-class em­ploy­ees

    Harvesting potatoes, picking asparagus or processing meat: Seasonal workers and other, similarmobile workers in the European Union (EU) make important contributions and work hard. But the COVID-19 crisis has brought abuses to light: Their employee rights are often circumvented. So, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) is determined to ensure good working conditions for each and every worker across the EU.

  16. July 1, 2020

    Our The­mat­ic Read­er for the Ger­man Pres­i­den­cy of the Coun­cil of the EU

    Our thematic reader assembles interviews, scientific contributions and position papers on our priority topics. With a foreword by Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Hubertus Heil.

  17. July 1, 2020

    Re­in­forc­ing the Youth Guar­an­tee - for a Eu­rope of op­por­tu­ni­ties

    Young people are the future of Europe. So, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) is fully behind strengthening the Youth Guarantee during Germany's EU Council Presidency.

  18. July 1, 2020

    27 EU coun­tries – one video con­fer­ence

    The start of Germany's Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) for the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs: On 17 July 2020, Federal Labour Minister Hubertus Heil will host a video conference to discuss the recovery from the consequences of the corona pandemic.