SOCIEUX+ EU Expertise in Social Protection, Labour and Employment is a technical assistance facility conceived to support partner countries and institutions to better design, manage and monitor inclusive, effective, and sustainable employment policies and social protection systems.
SOCIEUX+ is the extension (2017-2020) of SOCIEUX EU Expertise in Social Protection, which started operations in January 2014 and is now recognised as an effective and flexible instrument in facilitating EU-partner countries the access to expertise from EU Member States in the area of social protection. SOCIEUX+ now includes labour and employment in its areas of intervention. It builds on the experience acquired from the implementation of 37 actions over 23 countries in 4 continents and combines:
Short-term peer-to-peer technical assistance provided by experts drawn primarily from the European public administrations, mandated bodies and civil society.
Triangular cooperation, by relying whenever appropriate on synergies resulting from international expert teams combining European and non-European practitioners. Knowledge development activities, among others, on capitalisation of results of the actions supported by the facility. These activities aim also at fostering the transfer of EU expertise and strengthen institutional relationships between the EU Member State institutions working on social protection, employment and labour, and their counterparts in partner countries.
SOCIEUX+ partners with public authorities and mandated bodies at national, regional and local levels in the in the fields of social protection, labour and employment. A flexible, demand-driven instrument, SOCIEUX+ invites partner institutions to submit requests for technical assistance. Please see the Apply for support section for further information.
Partnership: SOCIEUX+ has the financial support of EuropeAid and is implemented by an EU-wide Partnership: Expertise France (leading member), the Spanish Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas (FIIAPP), Belgian International Cooperation on Social Protection (BELINCOSOC) and the Belgian Development Agency (BTC).
SOCIEUX in numbers: After a three-year period, SOCIEUX has carried out 37 actions in 23 different countries worldwide and has provided 1,300 days of expertise, in a wide scope of areas in social assistance, social insurance and access to basic social services. Please see our latest Newsletters in the Key Documents section for further information.