EPSR3 May 2017 // On 26 April, the European Commission adopted the European Pillar of Social Rights, the new ambitious package consisting of 20 key principles and rights to support fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems. Among these key principles are childcare and support to children, social protection, health care, long-term care, and the inclusiong of people with disabilities. In addition to proposing the European Pillar of Social Rights, the Commission has put forward a number of legislative and non-legislative initiatives.

Screen Shot 2017 04 26 at 10.29.421 May 2017 // Following our folic acid awareness line of work, IF’s Global Prevention Initiative has launched a new global educational leaflet entitled ‘Folic Acid – What every woman needs to know before becoming pregnant’, which contains vital information for every woman planning a pregnancy.

FullSizeRender 126 April 2017 // Young people are increasingly feeling more connected with the ‘European spirit’, but there is still a lot of work to do. The Convention, which took place on April 24, was focused on social inclusion of youth, keeping as its background the apparent improvement of the employment situation since the end of the crisis.

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