Adapt & Employment publications

  • The Innovations series present, either on a transversal basis or by strand (Adapt, Youthstart, Now, Horizon, Integra), a range of best practices from Adapt & Employment projects;
  • Thematic Reports contain the conclusions of the various working groups which were brought together at European level between 1997 and 2000, as well as the synthesis of the principal lessons from Adapt and Employement;
  • The Adapt & Employment Guides focus mainly on advice for project promoters which at that time were implementing their activities;
  • The Working Documents comprise of various texts on specific subjects which have not been published and mainly the detailed versions of the principal lessons from Adapt and Employment;

Innovations Series

link Building a policy partnership with young people
The publication shows how many of the issues identified as priorities in Member States' NAPs have been, and are being, explored within YOUTHSTART and that successful approaches have been developed. It offers a range of practical examples, which should assist policy-makers and providers to make their guidance, employment and training services more relevant to the needs of young people. (Innovations n°6, CE-17-98-677-XX-C, pp 38, 1998)
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link Employment and solidarity
This publication presents the results of efforts undertaken in partnership between the Commission and the Member States as well as between project promoters and participants in the field of combating social exclusion. (Innovations n°7, CE-11-98-932-XX-C, pp 36, 1998)
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link Forging strong local partnerships
This issue of Innovations reflects the outcomes and views of the projects in the Work Group on Integrated Local Partnership Approaches. (Innovations n°1, CE-11-98-924-XX-C, pp 28, 1998)
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link Learning Networks - Small firms co-operating to compete
This publication shows how small firms can do a great deal for themselves by build-ing and participating in strong local and sectoral partnerships: networks which learn together, do business together and share ideas and resources. (Innovations n°10, pp 24,2000)
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link Strengthening women's entrepreneurship
This publication reflects the outcomes of the NOW working group and the seminar "Female Entrepreneurship in Europe", providing a taste of the European Model of Best Practice and making recommendations that aim to reduce barriers to women's entrepreneurship. (Innovations n°4, CE-14-98-138-XX-C, pp 30, 1998)
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link Telework: tomorrow's form of work
Telework is work carried out by the use of computers and telecommunications, in order to overcome restraints in place or time of work. (Innovations n°5, CE-16-98-045-XX-C, pp 28, 1998)
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link The Ability to Work - Employers, Employment and People with Disabilities
This publication reflects some of the barriers encountered by people with disabilities in their search for employment and the solutions found by various training, guidance and mediation or social welfare agencies. (Innovations n°3, CE-13-98-031-XX-C, pp 36, 1998)
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link Towards employment for all
Combating racism and promoting the integration of migrants. (Innovations n°9, CE-26-99-780-XX-C, pp 40, 2000)
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link Transnationality works! If you work at it!
Transnationality is explored from three perspectives in this publication. The first section analyses the four main types of transnational activities. The second section illustrates the areas of impact of transnational activities and products. The last section highlights the factors which make transnationality a success, as well as some issues for further development. (Innovations n°8, CE-19-98-487-XX-C, pp 60, 1999)
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link Unlocking Young People's Potential
This publication in the Innovations series reflects the outcomes and views of the projects in the Working Group on the YOUTHSTART Comprehensive Pathway Approach. (Innovations n°2, CE-11-98-940-XX-C, pp 34, 1998)
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Reports

link ADAPT & Objective 4
The purpose of this guide is to explain how Objective 4 and the Community Initiative ADAPT are contributing to the development of new forms of work organisation. (1998)
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link ADAPT: The future of Work - The work of the future
The mission of ADAPT is to provide a focus for innovation and adaptation of workers in Europe to industrial change. (CE-97-96-499-XX-C, pp 24, 1997)
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link Bridging the gender gap
Output of the Thematic Focus Group "Desegregation of the labour market". The desegregation of the labour market is one of the major issues for the future. The focus group was confronted with the task of breaking down this vast and complex theme. This was considered essential if it was to go beyond theoretical reflection to find practical solutions or parts thereof. It was agreed that the focal points had to be career development, the development of competencies and the reconciliation of professional and private life. (CE-V/1-00-019-XX-C, pp 28, 2000)
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link Crossing the Job threshold
The output of the Thematic Focus Group "Crossing the Job Threshold". This publication point to the need to target resources on those individuals who are excluded, or at risk of exclusion, from the labour market. It is primarily of interest to those institutions and persons that can act as mediators between such disadvantaged groupings and employers, such as public employment services;private employment and placement services; vocational training providers; Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) representing the interests of disadvantaged groups. Such institutions cannot easily change or develop their methods and approaches unless there is a supportive policy environment and so this publication is also addressed to the social partners and decision-makers concerned with employment policies at European, national, regional and local level. (CE-V/1-00-016-XX-C, pp 28, 2000)
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link Empowerment
Output of the Thematic Focus Group on "Empowerment". This Group has looked into the ways in which EMPLOYMENT-INTEGRA projects pursued the objective of 'empowering' excluded people and groups, as a strategy for their integration into employment. It identified projects most representative of this approach and worked at both national and European level to explore the nature and impact of empowerment strategies for employment and inclusion. (CE-V/1-00-013-XX-C, pp 30, 2000)
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link Horizon : Better Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities
EMPLOYMENT-HORIZON is the 'strand' of the EMPLOYMENT Community Initiative, which supports Member States and the Commission in working together to overcome the challenges which disabled people face in their integration into work and society. (CE-97-96-483-XX-C, pp 20,1997)
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link Integra - Routes to integration and employment for the socially excluded
Integra aims to promote measures to improve the access to the labour market and employability of those who find themselves excluded from it. (CE-97-96-475-XX-C, pp 20, 1997)
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link MAGIC
Output of the Thematic Focus Group "Active involvement of youg people". The TFG decided to address the topic of guidance of young people in the widest possible sense of the term and looked at this issue through three lenses: Guidance in the Non-formal Sector; Transitions from School to Work; Issues of Motivation and Self-esteem. The acronym MAGIC was adopted as a playful yet meaningful way of capturing the essence of guidance activities when looked at from the young person's point of view. So the publication tends to focus on the types of activities provided in the non-formal sector and explores their relevance for the development of a much more comprehensive and responsive form of provision. (CE-V/1-00-014-XX-C, pp 20, 2000)
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link NOW : New Employment Possibilities for Women
Within the Employment Community Initiative, NOW focuses on improving participation by women in the labour market, on reducing unemployment among women and on improving the position of those already in the work force. (CE-97-96-491-XX-C, pp 20, 1997)
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link Networking for EQUALity
The vocational integration of disabled people is a particularly important theme in the framework of a Europe, which has declared itself to be both social and economic. It is none the less important to insist that this vocational integration should take place outside the supported or sheltered economy, namely in the market economy. (CE-V/1-00-015-XX-C, pp 24, 2000)
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link New Jobs in Europe
The work described in the following chapters represents the thematic course travelled by the ten Member States in the "New Jobs" TFG during 1998 and 1999. (The working document, in its long version, of the "New Jobs" conference can be found in A & E web site part, in the sub-theme "New jobs"). (CE-V/1-00-018-XX-C, pp 28, 2000)
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link Shaping active employment policies
Synthesis of ADAPT & EMPLOYMENT strategic lessons : ADAPT and EMPLOYMENT projects have explored a vast range of innovative models of good practice to improve and support active employment policies. These can be directly related to the four pillars of the European Employment Strategy (EES) and the Member States' National Action Plans for Employment (NAPs): Employability; Entrepreneurship ; Adaptability ; Equal Opportunies. (CE-V/1-00-020-XX-C, pp 16, 2000)
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link Territorial Approaches: the key principles
The term territorial approaches refers to an emerging system of local governance. This system enables regions, and areas within regions, to respond flexibly and innovatively to the challenges of an increasingly open global economy, while simultaneously encouraging participation and stakeholding by citizens. (CE-V/1-00-001-XX-C, pp 36, 2000)
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link The future of work
The output of the Thematic Focus Group "Work Organisation". The report outlines how new forms of work organisation taking into account of the impact of the new information and communications technologies can be best stimulated and supported in enterprises, and particularly in small, medium and micro-enterprises. It focuses on three specific mechanisms through which new forms of work organisation can be introduced : flexibility in working methods, conditions and time; new forms of co-operation and networking between enterprises; learning and training. (CE-V/1-00-001-XX-C, pp 30, 2000)
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link Youthstart: New Paths to Employment for Young People
Employment - Youthstart has an ambitious objective; that of trying innovative solutions which will improve the situation of young people who do not have adequate recognised qualifications. (CE-97-96-467-XX-C, pp 24, 1997)
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Guides

link Guide for Self Assessment for ADAPT projects
This Guide is intended to assist ADAPT projects in the self evaluation of their transnational work and partnerships. Caution: download may be lengthy. (CE-V/7-97-001-XX-C, pp 82, 1997).
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link Guide for Self Assessment for EMPLOYMENT projects
This Guide is intended to assist EMPLOYMENT projects in the self evaluation of their transnational work and partnerships. (CE-V/7-97-002-XX-C, pp 78, 1997).
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link Guide to Public Relations Activities for Project Promoters
Projects in the Community Initiatives cannot realise their full potential without effective communication. (pp 28, 1999).
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link Guide to Transnationality for Adapt and Employment Projects
This Guide is intended to assist Adapt and Employment projects in their transnational work and partnerships. (CE-V/7-97-005-XX-C, pp 76, 1997)
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link Guide to achieving impact for ADAPT project promoters
The Guide provides suggestions on how to plan a strategy to disseminate the successful outcomes of a project. (CE-V/7-98-003-XX-C, pp 24, 1998).
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link Impact Guide for Employment Project Promoters
The Guide provides suggestions on how to plan a strategy to disseminate the successful outcomes of a project. (CE-V/7-97-003-XX-C, pp 32, 1997)
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Working documents

link Anti-discrimination
Strategic Lessons from ADAPT & EMPLOYMENT - Pillar 1: Employability.
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link Co-operation and networking between SMEs
Strategic Lessons from ADAPT & EMPLOYMENT - Pillar 3: Adaptability
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link Desegregation of the labour market
Strategics lessons from ADAPT & EMPLOYMENT - Pillar 4: Equal opportunities.
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link Flexibility - changing the way work is organised
Strategic Lessons from ADAPT & EMPLOYMENT - Pillar 3: Adaptability
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link Focus on SMEs: anticipating change, creating labour market observatories
Strategic Lessons from ADAPT & EMPLOYMENT - Pillar 3: Adaptability.
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link Lifelong learning
Strategic Lessons from ADAPT & EMPLOYMENT - Pillar 1: Employability.
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link NOW - Business Creation by Women
This working document provides the measures to support the creation, consolidation and growth of women-owned business. (CE-V/7-98-001-XX-C, pp 86, 1998)
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link New jobs in the Third Sector
Strategic Lessons from ADAPT & EMPLOYMENT - Pillar 2: Entrepreneurship.
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link Pathways to Integration
Strategic Lessons from ADAPT and EMPLOYMENT - Pillar 1 : Employability
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link Reconciling work and family life
Strategic lessons from ADAPT & EMPLOYMENT - Pillar 4: Equal Opportunities.
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link SMEs: continuing training and growth
Strategic Lessons from ADAPT & EMPLOYMENT - Pillar 3: Adaptability.
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link Telework: some 100 examples from ADAPT
This catalogue contains short descriptions of 100 ADAPT projects dealing with Telework. (CE-V/7-98-004-XX-C, pp 60, 1998)
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link The creation and growth of businesses by women
Strategic Lessons from ADAPT & EMPLOYMENT - Pillar 2: Entrepreneurship.
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link The role of social partners and NGOs
Strategic Lessons from ADAPT & EMPLOYMENT - Pillar 1: Employability.
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