Celebrating 40 years of contributing to Social Europe / Eurofound News, June 2015

This year marks Eurofound’s 40th anniversary. At the first European Summit of the Heads of State or Government of the nine Member States of the enlarged European Community in Paris on 19–21 October 1972, it was agreed that ‘appropriate Community action should be built up on an inter-disciplinary scientific basis and at the same time that employers and workers should be associated in the action undertaken’, to tackle ‘the problems presented by the improvement of living and working conditions in modern society’. To mark the anniversary of the establishment of the Agency in 1975, on 26 May Michel Servoz (right), Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL), and Juan Menéndez-Valdés, Director of Eurofound, opened a specially designed 40-year anniversary exhibition in Brussels. DG EMPL will host the exhibition during the month of June; it will later travel to a number of other organisations. More on this topic...

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