The report, ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour and Confidence, published by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) analyses the connection between performance of girls and boys in school and their later career choices. Topics, such as the underperformance among boys, girls' lack of self-confidence and realities for early school leavers are addressed. Finally the report suggests policies and methods to support both girls and boys in education.

With its report Fit Mind, Fit Job: From Evidence to Practice in Mental Health and Work, the OECD wishes to support employers and employees to handle mental health problems. The report seeks to present stress prevention systems for workplaces and to improve benefit systems for job seekers with mental health problems.

On 5 March 2015, the European Commission (EC) hosted a high level conference in Brussels involving the top leaders of the European and national trade unions and employers' organisations in open discussions on their visions of the future social dialogue. The event is the EC's first concrete action on social dialogue following President Jean-Claude Juncker's Opening Statement in the European Parliament Plenary Session in July 2014. Juncker had emphasized in his speech that social dialogue was affected by the crisis and had to be reinforced. He even declared this assessment to be a top priority issue stating that he "would like to be a President of social dialogue".

On 4 March 2015, celebrating the International Women's Day, the European Parliament, together with members of the Turkish and Western Balkans Parliaments, organised a conference about the political participation of women. Topics of the event, among other things, were the importance of the media and education in promoting the participation of women in politics.

Today, on the occasion of the International Women's Day, the European Parliament highlighted the importance of Education for women and girls. The meeting had three main topics, the importance of eliminating gender disparity in education and training, challenges for equal access to continuous and quality education and moving towards the empowerment of women and girls through education in the European Union. The speakers from all over Europe emphasised, among other topics, Lifelong Learning for older women and the importance of an inclusive educations system, which sensitises students and pupils for equal opportunities in all areas.

Calling for full transparency, the European Parliament's (EP) rapporteur on the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) negotiations has made it clear that public services, including education, are not for sale and must be taken off the table. As discussions focused on TiSA intensify, rapporteur Viviane Reding has stressed that any agreement should follow a less is more approach. She is suggesting a small, but strong TiSA, rather than including all issues under one umbrella; the latter she says will water down the trade pact.