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  1. December 22, 2020

    Eu­ro­pean sup­port in cas­es of mass re­dun­dan­cies will con­tin­ue in fu­ture

    Shortly before the end of Germany's Presidency of the Council of the EU, it was possible to conclude the negotiations on the European Globalisation Fund. This represents an important message of solidarity to workers in the EU.

  2. December 21, 2020

    New EU lim­it val­ues set for work­place car­cino­gens

    Better protection for European workers – this success was achieved by the EU member states with an amendment to the carcinogens directive during the German EU Council Presidency.

  3. December 16, 2020

    Vir­tu­al con­fer­ence “Po­lit­i­cal par­tic­i­pa­tion in Eu­rope – to­wards ef­fec­tive in­volve­ment of per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties”

    How can we ensure the effective involvement of persons with disabilities in Europe? This guiding question was discussed at the virtual conference on 30 November 2020. Read a summary report here.

  4. December 10, 2020

    Pub­lic em­ploy­ment ser­vices in Eu­rope work­ing to­geth­er to over­come the cri­sis

    Federal Minister Hubertus Heil participated in an online discussion with the heads of the public employment services on 7 and 8 December concerning European cooperation to strengthen the labour market in light of the transformation being brought about by digital technologies.

  5. November 30, 2020

    A fo­cus on so­cial af­fairs and gen­der equal­i­ty in Eu­ro­pean pol­i­cy-mak­ing

    In a video conference on 3 December that was open to the public, Federal Minister Heil, Federal Minister Giffey and their European counterparts discussed how the employment conditions of platform workers can be better protected, how fair minimum wages can be guaranteed in the EU and how gender equality, especially in the labour market, can be better achieved.

    • Begin 2020.12.07
    • End 2020.12.07
  6. November 16, 2020

    "STOP Can­cer at Work" Dig­i­tal Con­fer­ence

    Representatives from EU member states, governmental organisations and the social partners met to discuss various approaches to the prevention of job-related cancer on 9 and 10 November. You can read the follow-up report of the conference here.

  7. November 2, 2020

    Heil: Strength­en­ing the Youth Guar­an­tee sends an im­por­tant mes­sage to young peo­ple all over Eu­rope

    The EU member states unanimously adopted the Commission’s proposal to strengthen the Youth Guarantee.

  8. October 23, 2020

    Eu­ro­pean Op­por­tu­ni­ties for the Work of To­mor­row

    The world of work is being transformed by digital and ecological structural change. How can the workers of today do the work of tomorrow? How do we improve access to continuing education and training? The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs held a discussion on these and other questions with guests from Europe on 20 October 2020.

  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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”.

  13. 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
  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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
  17. 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.

  18. 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
  19. 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.

  20. 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.