The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) provides support to people losing their jobs as a result of major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation, or as a result of the global economic and financial crisis. This reports provides an assessment of the effectiveness, sustainability, efficiency, coherence, relevance, and EU added value of the results achieved by European Globalisation Adjustment Fund EGF in 2014 and 2015.
This paper is prepared in the framework of the project “Support for developing better country knowledge on public administration and institutional capacity building” - EUPACK. The project aims to ensure consistent and coherent knowledge on the characteristics of public administrations across all EU Member States; to deepen the understanding of public administration functioning based on common approach and methodology, and capture of reform initiatives and dynamics; to understand the role of external (EU funded) support to administrative reform process. This paper gives:
- an assessment of previous and current on the measurement of Public Administration
- an agenda for future measurement efforts
Coming out on the 30th anniversary of EU cohesion policy, the July issue of Social Agenda highlights the European Commission’s renewed emphasis on upwards social convergence between EU countries and citizens.
This is evident in two key proposals: For the 2021-2027 EU Multiannual Financial Framework; and for the country-specific recommendations to be made at the end of the 2018 European Semester cycle of economic policy coordination.
You will also find the latest developments on the posting of workers, predictability of working conditions, access to social protection for all workers and the self-employed people, as well as on pension adequacy.
With pension adequacy, the perspective goes well beyond 2027, right through to 2070!
This study recommends off-the-shelf simplified cost options which could be used by Member States to claim reimbursement of ESF spending from the Commission. The scope covers training of the employed and unemployed and employment counselling services. The rates set out are based on statistical data collected by Eurostat and are designed to be as simple and flexible as possible for Member States to apply. The objective is that by using such simplified costs, Member States can considerably reduce the administrative burden and errors associated with implementing the ESF.
As part of the European Semester (the framework for the coordination of economic policies across the EU), the European Commission presents every year each EU countries with a set of country-specific recommendations providing policy guidance on how to boost jobs and growth, while maintaining sound public finances. This study assesses the support that the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds have made to the implementation of the country-specific recommendations and structural reforms.