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Social Protection and Social Inclusion

  • 07/09/2018

    Challenges in long-term care in Europe - A study of national policies 2018

    This Synthesis Report produced by the core team of the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) describes the national long-term care provisions in 35 European countries, with a focus on long-term care arrangements for the elderly (65 or over). It analyses the four main challenges which are common to all European countries: the access and adequacy of long-term care provision, the quality of formal home care as well as residential services, the employment of informal carers, and the financial sustainability of national long-term care systems. The report concludes that the 35 countries covered by the ESPN face and will continue to face significant long-term care system challenges and makes a series of recommendations to help overcome them.

     

    Country reports

  • 03/08/2018

    Changes in child and family policies in the EU28 in 2017

    This annual thematic report of the European Platform for Investing in Children provides a snapshot of recent changes and new developments in the area of child and family policies across the EU in 2017.

     

    The report focuses on the situation of vulnerable children (migrant children, children residing in institutions, etc.) and on the key aspects related to socio-economic disadvantage. It highlights the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights as the most significant change in child and family policy in 2017.

  • 25/07/2018

    Education for unaccompanied migrant children in Europe

    This policy memo provides a brief overview of national and school-level approaches to the inclusion of unaccompanied migrant children in formal education systems across EU countries. The memo also discusses wider policy responses to the integration of these children into the host societies.

    The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) is an evidence-based online platform that provides information about policies that can help children and their families face the challenges that exist in the current economic climate in Europe.

  • 25/07/2018

    Implementing evidence-based practices effectively - A practical guide

    Effective implementation is a critical step for programme success. Even the best evidence-based programmes and practices will not achieve desired results if they are not implemented well. This policy memo prepared for the European Platform for Investing in Children, provides a short resource guide for child-serving organisations to support effective implementation of evidence-based practices.

  • 25/07/2018

    Paternity and parental leave policies across the EU - Assessment of current provision

    This policy memo provides an overview of the current paternity and parental leave provisions across EU countries, and examines these provisions against the changes proposed within the framework of the European Pillar of Social Rights and the proposal for a Directive on work-life balance for parents and carers.

    The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) is an evidence-based online platform that provides information about policies that can help children and their families face the challenges that exist in the current economic climate in Europe.