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27/01/2017

Sick pay and sickness benefit schemes in the European Union  (27/01/2017)

Catalog N. :KE0217045

This Social Protection Committee background report on sick leave and sick pay/sickness benefit schemes in the EU sheds light on the huge variations in the way Member States address absence from work due to sickness. All EU countries provide sick leave and sickness benefits. However, sick pay and benefits schemes vary widely regarding their eligibility conditions, duration and replacement rates.

07/10/2016

Retirement regimes for workers in arduous or hazardous jobs in Europe - A study of national policies  (07/10/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-04-16-806-EN-N

This report focuses on retirement regimes for workers in arduous and hazardous jobs in 35 European countries. It is based on the country reports prepared by the national independent experts of the European Social Policy Network. The report provides an overview of the end-of-career policy measures and assesses the retirement pathways and income adequacy of workers in arduous and hazardous jobs. It also discusses recent and ongoing reforms, identifies best practices and policy challenges and provides recommendations for EU countries and the EU alike.

06/10/2016

Work-life balance measures for persons of working age with dependent relatives in Europe - A study of national policies  (06/10/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-01-16-434-EN-N

This Synthesis Report addresses the work-life balance of carers of dependent persons by examining three main social policy arrangements: leave schemes, cash benefits and benefits in kind. It is based on the 35 country reports produced by the experts of the European Social Policy Network.

28/07/2016

Social Community Teams against Poverty - Synthesis Report  (28/07/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-BF-16-003-EN-N

The Dutch government’s declared aim is to move from a welfare state to a “participation society” built on citizens’ self-reliance and networking. Large parts of the social security system have been devolved to the municipalities. In response, most municipalities have set up Social Community Teams. The Peer Review held in The Hague (January 2016) discussed the use of SCTs to combat poverty. This report summarises the key issues discussed and the lessons learned. It is available in electronic format in English, French, German and Dutch.

28/07/2016

Prevention and early intervention services to address children at risk of poverty - Synthesis Report  (28/07/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-BF-16-004-EN-N

The Peer Review on Prevention and Early Intervention Services to address children at risk of poverty was hosted by the Irish Department of Children and Youth Affairs. The seminar focussed on two priority issues in Ireland’s national children’s strategy: to lift 70,000 children out of consistent poverty by 2020 and to shift policy towards prevention and early intervention. This report summarises the key issues discussed and the lessons learned. It is available in electronic format in English, French and German.

02/05/2016

Peer Review in Hungary: Conditional cash transfers and their impact on children  (02/05/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-BF-16-001-EN-N

Conditional cash transfers (CCTs) are payments to people who meet certain conditions. CCTs are increasingly being used to encourage families to invest in their children. However, there is limited scientific evidence on the effects of such programmes. The Peer Review in Budapest (October 2015) gave policy-makers thinking of introducing or reforming CCTs the opportunity to share experience and exchange views. This report summarises the key issues discussed and the lessons learned. It is available in electronic format in English, French, German and Hungarian.

02/05/2016

Peer Review in the Czech Republic: Provision of quality early childcare services  (02/05/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-BF-16-002-EN-N

This Peer Review, held in Prague (November 2015), discussed Czech family policy at a time of change, and more specifically the future shape of the country’s early childhood education and care. Drawing on the experience of peer countries, international experts, the European Commission as well as local and European stakeholder organisations, it identified a number of practical lessons both for the Czech Republic and for the EU as a whole. This report summarises the key issues discussed and the lessons learned. It is available in electronic format in English, French, German and Czech.

08/04/2015

Policy Brief on Expanding Networks for Inclusive Entrepreneurship  (08/04/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-BE-14-001-EN-N

This Policy Brief explains what entrepreneurial networks are, and how disadvantaged or under-represented groups can join them. Online networks in particular offer the added advantage of removing physical distances. The document also shows that by linking target groups with the business community, and helping the networks set up and widen their scope, the policy can provide real support. This Policy Brief is available online in English, French and German.
This Policy Brief is part of a series of documents produced by the OECD and the European Commission on inclusive entrepreneurship. The series includes policy briefs on youth entrepreneurship, senior entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, evaluation of inclusive entrepreneurship programmes, access to business start-up finance for inclusive entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship by the disabled as a well as a report on `The Missing Entrepreneurs’. All these documents are available in English, French and German. They are available at http://www.oecd.org/cfe/leed/inclusive-entrepreneurship.htm.

 

31/03/2015

Synthesis report - Innovative practices with marginalised families at risk of having their children taken into care  (31/03/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-BF-15-001-EN-N

This Peer Review (Italy, 11–12 December 2014) – and the P.I.P.P.I. programme (Programma di Intervento Per la Prevenzione dell’Istituzionalizzazione - Programme of Intervention to Prevent Institutionalisation) which is its focus – is especially interesting for its efforts to enable children to be full participants. The policy problems which are at the core of the Peer Review are long-standing concerns in Europe and yet also a focus of innovation and renewal. This report summarises the key issues discussed and the lessons learned. It is available in electronic format in English, French, German and Italian.

06/04/2014

Filling the gap in long-term professional care through systematic migration policies - Synthesis Report - Germany, 23-24 October 2013  (06/04/2014)

Catalog N. :KE-BF-14-004-EN-N

Many EU countries face the challenge of providing elderly care in the context of shortages of trained personnel. The Peer Review in Berlin (23-24 October) provided the opportunity for peer countries to explore the German approach of recruiting and training non-EU migrants. This report summarises the key issues discussed and the lessons learned. It is available in electronic format in English, French and German.