Health and safety at work (OSH) is a strategic aspect of social protection that improves job quality, productivity, and the sustainability of social security systems. We are reviewing two recent SOCIEUX+ actions, in Nigeria and Tanzania, that placed a strong emphasis on the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases, and the promotion of EU good practices.
SOCIEUX+ and Actiris, the Public Employment Service for Brussels, have signed a collaborative agreement to jointly implement international cooperation activities in the fields of social protection, labour and employment policies.
SOCIEUX+ is joining YouMatch initiative for a regional Conference on Soft skills and youth employability, with the participation of public employment services and partners from Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Conakry, Mauritania, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia.
The Spanish National Radio RNE broadcasted a program devoted to SOCIEUX+ and its new phase of work. Listen it here and discover more about how we work with our partners to facilitate peer-to-peer exchanges and cooperation among public practitioners and social partners.
SOCIEUX+ EU Expertise on Social Protection, Labour and Employment has launched its own e-learning platform to facilitate online trainings and peer-to-peer exchanges with partners all over the world. The development of this tool, based on the open-source platform Moodle, is part of the SOCIEUX+ response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and international travel restrictions.
German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) and SOCIEUX+ have extended their collaboration to jointly promote international cooperation activities and peer-to-peer exchanges among public experts. Under the previous agreement, more than ten SOCIEUX+ missions were carried out by experts from DGUV in countries such as Malawi, Nigeria, and Tanzania.
The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Olivier De Schutter, called for reactions on the establishment of a Global Fund for Social Protection; a proposal to be addressed by the Human Rights Council in June 2021. SOCIEUX+ quickly reacted to this call and provided its input.
The support of equitable social protection systems and employment policies remains a key area for European international and development cooperation, and has gained even greater relevance in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. SOCIEUX+ EU Expertise on Social Protection, Labour and Employment is proud to announce the renewal of European commitment to its new four-year phase of work.