From childhood until retirement, social policies are important at all stages of our life. Find out more about the EU legislation Parliament is working on.
Youth unemployment remains a key concern in Europe. Find out what measures the EU has put in place to help.
If you’re aged between 17 and 30 and would like help make society a little better, register with the European Solidarity Corps.
Young people are now able to volunteer or work in EU-wide solidarity schemes, after a final vote on the European Solidarity Corps on Tuesday.
The European Social Fund plays a major role in fighting poverty and unemployment in Europe. MEPs wants to upgrade its role so that more people can be helped. Find out how.
Find out how the coordination of social security in the EU works and how Parliament wants to improve the system to make it easier to work abroad.
All you need to know about posted workers in the EU and how the Parliament wants to stop unfair competition and protect workers.
Workers posted temporarily to another EU country must get equal pay for equal work in the same place, under revised rules voted by Parliament on Tuesday.
Parliament wants all workers to benefit from minimum rights on working conditions, including those on non-traditional contracts.
Parliament supports updating the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund to make it more accessible and better equipped to deal with digitalisation and environmental changes.
Parliament is calling for EU rules to tackle mobbing and sexual harassment both online and offline. Read our interview with the lead MEP to find out more about the measures being proposed
It would take another 70 years for women to earn the same as men with the current pace of progress, according to the European Commission. Europe might be one of the world's leaders when it comes to gender equality, but in the EU women still get on average lower salaries and pensions and continue to be underrepresented in political and economic positions of power and decision-making. A report adopted by the women's rights committee today urges the EU to step up its efforts.
Women in Europe receive a pension that is on average about 40% less than that of men's. MEPs vote this week on proposals to help narrow this gap.
Cancer is linked to more than half of work-related deaths in the EU. Learn about the EU rules to protect people from carcinogens in the workplace.
An ageing workforce and new occupational health risks mean long-term sickness absence is on the rise and MEPs want action to get people back to work.
MEPs adopted new rules on 23 October to further improve the quality of and access to drinking water for all people and reduce plastic waste from water bottles.
Every year 25,000 people die in the EU from infections caused by superbugs. With resistance to antibiotics growing, find out how MEPs plan to fight it.
MEPs adopted new rules to limit the use of antibiotics in farming in order to keep drug-resistant bacteria out of our food.