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Higher education should be a priority for governments

Higher education has to be the number one priority for governments and not the first austerity target. Eurocadres believes that a strong European economy will be reached by supporting higher education and research.

| Digitalisation | Intellectual property rights

The single market changes rapidly and affects professionals

Many professions will lose job positions, whereas new will grow. As a result, many of these new jobs will require a different set of skills.

A new European Innovation Council – Innovative or not?

Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, has proposed that a new European Innovation Council is established. Eurocadres has written to the Commissioner asking about the proposal.

| Mobility | Skills & qualifications

The European Professional Card

A true novelty was introduced at the beginning of 2016 – the European Professional Card is available now for five professions (general care nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists, real estate agents and mountain guides).

| Gender equality | Occupational health and safety

Eurocadres aiming for quality of working life

Quality of working life, is a new thematic priority of Eurocadres. Adding psychosocial health in the Framework directive on occupational safety and health, strengthening parental leave rights and support for the women on boards directive are three of many proposals.

| Education & Training | Skills & qualifications

Reskilling and upskilling should be for everyone

Eurocadres highlights in its reply that all workers, low- or high-skilled should have the opportunity to reskilling and upskilling.

| Occupational health and safety | Work/life management

Action on mental health at work

EU Joint Action on Mental Health and Well-being has published its recommendations including one on Mental Health at workplaces. Eurocadres has now raised the issue in the framework of the EU-level cross-sectoral Social Dialogue.

| Education & Training | Skills & qualifications

The European skills agenda is on its way

Eurocadres will point out the importance of including highly-skilled professionals in the agenda.

| Gender equality | Work/life management

Work-life balance

The Social Partners received a request from the European Commission to reply to the first phase consultation on possible action addressing the challenges of work-life balance faced by working parents and caregivers.

Eurocadres wishes Happy Holidays!

On behalf of Eurocadres, the Secretariat team wants to thank all partners for past year’s cooperation and send the warmest wishes for the holiday season and the new year 2016….