The Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the European Parliament has recently published a new study at the request of the FEMM (Women’s rights and Gender equality) committee entitled “The gender pension gap: differences between mothers and women without children”.

ETUCE actively contributed to the closing event of the ENABLE2ACT project which took place on 21 and 22 September 2016 in Zagreb. The conference theme focused on the prevention of bullying and hate speech among youth.

The European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is regularly publishing overviews covering refugees and migrants-related fundamental rights in Europe. This month’s overview has a section which focuses on family tracing and reunification.
The FRA has published a summary report showing how the current migration affects family tracing and reunification. It looks at the main challenges related to this issue and highlights good practices at EU and national level which could lead to the development of rights-compliant solutions.

The European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has published a number of reports concerning the fundamental rights situation of refugees arriving in EU Member States, looking at their situation in Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy and Sweden. In these reports, FRA has developed a particular focus on child protection, and has identified a number of challenges in six main areas linked to this topic.

On September 10th 2016, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides announced at the Thessaloniki International Fair that 115 million euros additional funding would be provided to humanitarian organisations operating in Greece to help improve living conditions for refugees, migrants and asylum seekers in the country.

The first report provides information on the structure of mainstream education in European countries from pre-primary to tertiary level for the 2016/17 school and academic year. The second one focuses on the duration of compulsory education/training in Europe.