The EU aims to have three quarters of people aged 20–64 have jobs by 2020. Find out how the EU works to reduce unemployment and fight poverty.
If you’re aged between 17 and 30 and would like help make society a little better, register with the European Solidarity Corps.
Youth unemployment remains a key concern in Europe. Find out what measures the EU has put in place to help.
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.
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.
Find out how the EU is improving workers’ rights and working conditions across Europe, from working hours and parental leave to health and safety at work.
The EU helps to improve public health though funding and legislation on a wide range of topics, such as food, diseases, clean air and more.
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.
Find out how new EU rules will improve the rights of the most vulnerable workers and ensure better working conditions.
Parliament supports updating the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund to make it more accessible and better equipped to deal with digitalisation and environmental changes.
Find out how the EU and the European Parliament fight to protect women's rights and to improve gender equality at work, in politics and other areas.
Find out how much the EU aims to benefit from globalisation while tackling its negative effects on employment.
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.
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.
More than 200 million girls and women alive today have suffered female genital mutilation. Discover where it is practised, the reasons for it and its impact.
Working women in the EU earn on average 16% less per hour than men. Find out how this gender pay gap is calculated and the reasons behind it.
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.
The environment committee has backed new rules to further improve the quality and access to drinking water for everyone and ensure plastic waste from water bottles is reduced.
The European Accessibility Act aims to ensure more products and services are accessible for elderly people and people living with a disability. Check out our video.
MEPs have approved plans to improve disaster response by updating the EU’s civil defence mechanism and creating additional reserve capacity.