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Toolbox 2017 edition - Quality of Public administration (14/11/2017)

The Toolbox aims to support, guide and encourage those who want to modernise public administrations in support of prosperous, fair and resilient societies. It is intended as a reference and resource by pointing readers to existing EU policies and international practices, illustrated by inspirational case studies. The Toolbox 2017 edition is fully updated, building on user feedback and demand for more detailed information, as well as wider coverage of topics. It includes more recent policy developments and refreshed case studies.

Abridged version - The ABRIDGED version provides an overview of all themes, main messages and tools, including references to inspiring case examples in a single document
Introduction - The FULL version provides more elaborate content and the detailed case examples
Principles and values of good governance
Theme 1: Policy-making, implementation and innovation
Theme 2: Ethics, openness and anti-corruption
Theme 3: Government structures - organisation, cooperation and coordination
Theme 4: Organisations - managing performance, quality and people
Theme 5: Service delivery and digitisation
Theme 6: Business environment
Theme 7: Quality justice systems
Theme 8: Public finance, procurement and EU funds management
Theme 9: Public administration reform – making positive change happen
Some Considerations on Managing Thematic Objective 11

Guida alle opzioni semplificate in materia di costi (OSC) (10/10/2014)

Il presente documento offre una guida tecnica ed esempi sui tre tipi di costi semplificati applicabili a tutti i fondi SIE nel periodo di programmazione 2014-2020.

Linee guida sull’attuazione dell’iniziativa a favore dell’occupazione giovanile (23/09/2014)

Il presente documento di orientamento sulla IOG è rivolto in particolare alle autorità del FSE responsabili dell'attuazione dell'iniziativa. Esso fornisce una panoramica delle norme applicabili concentrandosi su gruppi obiettivi, aspetti di programmazione, campo di applicazione e norme finanziarie dell'IOG.

The implementation of simplified cost options with the ESF in Italy: a case study - ESF thematic paper (25/07/2014)

SCOs were introduced in the 2007–2013 programming period for ESF in order to reduce the administrative burden on Managing Authorities when implementing ESF co-funded projects and on beneficiaries. SCOs enable also to shift the focus from input to output and results. This thematic paper shares the Italian experience with this tool in the hope that good practices can be taken up by other EU countries when managing ESF projects.

Youth Employment Initiative and the European Social Fund - ESF thematic paper (31/03/2014)

This thematic paper provides an overview of the European Social Fund's track record in supporting initiatives for combatting youth unemployment and its potential to provide further and better targeted support to young people in the 2014-20 programming period. The brochure furthermore details the legal context, functioning and objectives of the newly launched Youth Employment Initiative which represents substantial dedicated funding to support Member State policies to combat youth unemployment.

Promoting inclusive growth - ESF thematic paper (31/01/2014)

The changing economic and social climate over the past years has caused a rethink of policies governing the labour market, social inclusion and education. The current emphasis is on anti-crisis, short-term measures aimed at limiting unemployment and reigning in social disparities. Nonetheless, the number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU now accounts for nearly one-fourth of the EU population. The European Social Fund is playing a key role in helping Member States increase employment and skills by training their work force, reducing poverty and cut across bottle-necks in the job market by reforming education and training systems and boosting worker mobility.

Promoting good governance - ESF thematic paper (29/01/2014)

A well run public administration system benefits people and business. The ongoing economic challenges mean less money is available for administrative activities: but good governance and legal certainty is central to economic growth. Through support to organisational and technological innovation via improvement of systems, structures and processes, human resources and service delivery, the European Social Fund is helping administrations across the EU rise to the challenge.