SOCIEUX - Social Protection European Union Expertise in Development Cooperation - is a technical assistance facility which has been set up by the European Commission's Directorate General for Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid - in order to support the efforts of partner countries to better design and manage their social protection systems. Its initial implementation period is 2013 – 2016.
SOCIEUX works through making European expertise available quickly and with minimal complications. It draws on the public mandated bodies and administrations of European Member States to provide expert practitioners who can be rapidly mobilised for short-term peer-to-peer assignments.
It can also support South-South and triangular cooperation through deploying practitioners from the administrations of partner countries and from non-governmental organisations.
SOCIEUX is a demand-driven instrument. Partner countries submit requests for assistance in designing and delivering social protection systems.
SOCIEUX offers support in all social protection areas, including social insurance, social assistance, access to basic social services and monitoring and evaluations systems.
SOCIEUX is now active in Latin-America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and Europe. Please download our Newsletter for further information:
SOCIEUX in Action - Newsletter issue 1 (available in English, French & Spanish)