Informal Meeting of Employment and Social Affairs Ministers (EPSCO)
This informal ministerial meeting brought together 27 ministers responsible for employment and social policy. The participants discussed the working topics of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU, especially the impact of energy poverty and the Ukrainian crisis.
On 14 October, following interventions by the EU Presidency and Nicolas Schmit, EU Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Eurofound’s Executive Director, Ivailo Kalfin, fed into the discussions drawing on Eurofound’s most recent data with a presentation on the impact of raising energy prices on the social situation of EU Member States.
- Presentation: The rise in cost of living and energy poverty: Social impact and policy responses, Ivailo Kalfin, Executive Director, Eurofound
- Website: Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union
- Data story: Energy poverty looms as cost of living increases: Data behind the difficulties
- Blog: Shifting the focus from energy subsidies to reducing energy dependenc