On 14-15th of December, the EU Heads of State and Government will gather in Brussels. This is the very last European Council meeting of 2017 – and youth related issues are overwhelmingly on the agenda.
On 26 April 2017, the European Commission proposed a Directive to “support work-life balance for parents and carers”, a topic that will be on the agenda of the upcoming EPSCO Council of 7 December 2017. The Estonian Presidency has started the discussion, but is it of the utmost importance that the file progresses without being watered down and without any barriers slowing down its approval.
This International Day of Disabled People, ENIL Youth with support from the European Youth Forum continue to champion the right of disabled young people to live independently and be included in the community.
On 17th November 2017, the European Youth Forum took part in the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth in Gothenburg, Sweden. We were joined by six of our member organisations: The Young European Federalists, The National Youth Council of Slovenia, the National Council of Swedish Youth Organisations, the German Youth Council, the Consejo de la Juventud de Espana and the British Youth Council. Together we discussed with EU leaders the steps to be taken for a more Social Europe.