European Social Policies
Created on Sun May 23 2021 11:12:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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What is the Social Policy of the European Union?
Social Policies are important IN ALL the stages of our lives
These are the rules of the European Union to work in the Parliament.
Europe has better levels of social protection, wellfare and life quality, compared with other countries in the World. But among the different countries, there are differences for example in unemployment rates.
Considering the low birth rated and the aging of the population another challenge consist on maintaining the sustainability of the welfare systems.There are also changes in the working life according to the current changes taking place.
The European Competences are limited and the responsibilities about employment and social policies are for the national Governments.
Since 1957, main principles as equality in salaries for men and women, and the right for workers to travel into the European Union has been considered.There are also rules about working conditions (working times, partial work, laws about discrimination in working places or to guarantee health and security for workers.
European PILLAR OF SOCIAL RIGHTS
In 2017 it included 20 key principles divided in three main areas:- Equal opportunities and access to the labor market.- Fair working conditions- Appropiate and sustainable social protection
COORDINATION OF SOCIAL SECURITY IN EUROPEAN UNION
It stablishes rules to guarantee that people maintain social security protection when moving to other European Countries.There are also rules guaranteeing equal payment and work in the same place for workers coming from other countries.
assistance to unemployed and young people
European Social Fund is the main tool of the European Union to promote enployment and social inclusion.It allows developing new skills and finding jobs.
For workers laid off due to changes in world trade.It responds to the challenges of digitalization and environmental changes.
European Globalisation adjustment fund
A professional mobility network offering information, orientation and recruitment services for employers and people looking for a job.
European network of employment services
It offers people under 25 a good quality job offer, continuous training or practices after leaving a job or ending their studies.
Law stablishing minimum rights in working conditions are being promoted by the European Parliament.So, there are rules protecting people in their working places, reducing gender inequalities and the gap in retirement pensions.They are also interest in the right of the equilibrion between working life and family life, and the rights of parents.
QUALITY PUBLIC HEALTH
The European Union authorizes and classifies medicines through the European Medicine Regulatory Network.There are also laws about the health and security requirements in working places, and the production and distribution of food.The European Health Insurance Card allows having access to medical assistance abroad in a temporary stay.
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