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| Whistleblowing

Whistleblowing debated in the European Parliament

An own-initiative report by MEP Dennis de Jong (GUE/NGL) on the role of whistleblowers in the protection of EU’s financial interests was voted through with a clear majority in the European Parliament.

| Whistleblowing

Whistleblower protection gains attention from the EU Commission

Eurocadres is in favour of a directive on whistleblower protection. To fight corruption and other unlawful acts there should be a safe way to report wrongdoings.

| Social dialogue

Europe has an obligation to improve social rights

Next Monday – January 23 – the European Commission will reveal its latest thinking on social policy and legislation at a conference “The European Pillar of Social Rights: going forward together” with President Juncker and Commissioner Thyssen.

| Occupational health and safety

Psychosocial health risks – EU guide for SMEs

The EU Commission clarifies that employers are obliged to protect workers from psychosocial risks and that these risks have to be duly taken into account in the risk assessment process.

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| Skills & qualifications

The European Commission wants to clarify regulated professions

The Commission is proposing for the member states to assess the necessity and balance of some regulated professions, that now sum up to 5 500 in total across the EU.

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| General | Skills & qualifications

Clear priorities of Eurocadres on the European Pillar of Social Rights

Eurocadres has been part of the joint work with ETUC on the response to the public consultation of the European Commission on the European Pillar of Social Rights. While supporting the common response the priorities are clear: up- & re-skilling, whistleblower protection and psychosocial health risks.

| General

Eurocadres wishes Happy Holidays!

Eurocadres wishes Happy Holidays! See you again in 2017. We open our Secretariat 9 January. Have a good rest!

| Digitalisation

Digitalisation is changing work

Digitalisation is both an opportunity and a challenge, is changing work as we know it across sectors and is shaping industry, services and markets. In a recently adopted position Eurocadres underlines some important aspects to work on to achieve a better outcome in digitalisation.

| Education & Training | Skills & qualifications

“In the Mirror of Competences”

Launch event of the publication “In the Mirror of Competences” on a European glossary and a European competence framework for supervision and coaching held end of November 2017.

| Employment | Skills & qualifications

Social rights first

On new years eve the consultation of the European Commission on the European pillar of Social rights ends. Eurocadres has signed up on the campaign headed by ETUC to put Social Rights First! Sign your support for a social Europe on www.socialrightsfirst.eu.

| Intellectual property rights

Intellectual property rights are workers’ rights

Intellectual property rights (IPR) are a prerequisite for innovation and growth. Highly-skilled professionals actively contribute to research, development and innovation during their work life.

| Whistleblowing

LuxLeaks appeal trial has begun

The LuxLeaks case is one of the freshest examples that EU-wide whistleblower protection is needed.

| Whistleblowing

New evidence to why whistleblowers need protection

A new report from Transparency International, shows the need for whistleblower protection. Fear and lack of acceptance prevent people from reporting, yet standing up and speaking out are seen as the best ways to fight corruption.

| Whistleblowing

Whistleblowers need EU protection – lives, environment and money at stake

We call on the European Commission to urgently take action on bringing forward proposals on EU-wide legislation on whistleblower protection with a broad scope of groups and areas of activities protected.