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Possible successor to PROGRESS

Date: 27/05/2011

Public consultation on a possible successor instrument to the EU programme for employment and social solidarity - Progress 2007-2013

Objective of the consultation

The Commission has undertaken the review of its financial instruments for the next post-2013 multiannual financial framework. The EU programme PROGRESS (2007-2013), for employment and social solidarity, includes anti-discrimination as one of its five priority areas and is subject to a review.

Target group(s)

This public consultation targets key stakeholders of the PROGRESS programme, in particular relevant authorities in the participating countries, including public employment services, local and regional authorities, specialised bodies provided for under Union law; social and economic partners; NGOs; higher education institutions and research institutes, experts in evaluation, and the media. It covers all PROGRESS participating countries: EU Member States, EFTA/EEA and candidate countries, and one pre-candidate country.

Period of consultation

  • Opening date: 4 April 2011
  • Closing date: 27 May 2011

How to submit your contribution?

The consultation is published on the Commission consultation website "Your Voice in Europe". Responding to the consultation should be done online.

The questionnaire is available in all EU languages. However, replies in EN, FR and DE will allow faster analysis of results.

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Public consultation on a possible successor instrument to the EU programme for employment and social solidarity Progress 2007 - 2013 - background document.

Contact details

  • Responsible service: European Commission Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Unit
  • E-mail: empl-progress@ec.europa.eu
  • Postal address: European Commission Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Rue Joseph II, 27 08/75 B-1040 Brussels Belgium

View the contributions

In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Results of consultation and next steps

A report summarising the main outcomes of the public consultation will be made available on the Commission's website. The results of the consultation will feed into the Commission's the legislative proposals for a new financial instrument.

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