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07/11/2014

Monitoring good practices in the areas of employment, social affairs and inclusion  (07/11/2014)

Catalog N. : KE-06-14-024-EN-N

The European Commission finances projects enabling national, regional and local administrations,
social and economic partners and other organisations to exchange good practices in the fields of
employment, working conditions, social inclusion and social protection. To facilitate the
dissemination of the achieved results this report reviews good practice examples of projects
supported by the Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity — Progress in the
years 2011 – 2012. This report is available in English and online only, with abstracts in English, French and German.

31/10/2014

Corporate Social - Responsibility National Public Policies in the European Union - Compendium 2014  (31/10/2014)

Catalog N. : KE-02-14-709-EN-N

This compendium is partly the result of seven peer reviews on corporate social responsibility (CSR) that took place in 2013 between EU Member State ministries. It provides an update on the actions taken by EU Member States since the publication of the 2011 Communication on CSR. Some of the most common approaches as well as good practices are highlighted in a series of thematic sections, relating to different parts of CSR policy. There is a substantial annex on initiatives taken Member State-by-Member State.

This publication is available in electronic format in English.

29/10/2014

European Globalisation Adjustment Fund - Solidarity in the face of change  (29/10/2014)

Catalog N. : KE-04-14-739-EN-N

Employment across Europe has suffered due to the impacts of globalisation and the worldwide financial and economic crisis. This leaflet focuses on the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF), which co-funds support to EU workers who find themselves unemployed after the closure of a large company, major dismissals or when production in a sector shifts outside the EU. Personalised assistance measures, channelled through regional or national authorities, aim to help those people who qualify for EGF support to find another job or set up their own business.

10/10/2014

Adequate social protection for long-term care needs in an ageing society  (10/10/2014)

Catalog N. : KE-04-14-706-EN-C

This report examines to what extent innovative approaches to social protection against the risk of long-term care dependency - such as prevention, rehabilitation and support for the independent living of frail older people - can help EU Member States ensure that adequate provisions for long-term care needs can be organised in a sustainable way even at the height of population ageing. It argues that national policy makers should move from the present primarily reactive to an increasing-ly proactive policy approach seeking both to prevent the loss of autonomy and thus reduce care demand, and to boost efficient, cost-effective care provision.

Published by the Social Protection Committee (SPC), the report identifies promising innovative approaches around the EU and suggests how the the Union can support the efforts of Member States by facilitating the exchange of best practices, by researching and testing new solutions and fostering technical and social innovation.

16/09/2014

Employment policy beyond the crisis - Social Europe guide - Volume 8  (16/09/2014)

Catalog N. : KE-BC-14-002-EN-C

The Social Europe guide is a bi-annual publication aimed at providing an interested but not necessarily specialised audience with a concise overview of specific areas of EU policy in the field of employment, social affairs and inclusion. It illustrates the key issues and challenges, explains policy actions and instruments at EU level and provides examples of best practices from EU Member States.

Volume 8 looks at EU employment policy, underpinned by the European Employment Strategy. It highlights major initiatives to tackle the disruptive effects of the economic crisis, notably the Europe 2020 Strategy and the European Semester. The guide also covers new initiatives to tackle EU unemployment or social disparities, such as the Employment Package, Youth Employment Package, and the scoreboard of key employment and social indicators. There is also a focus on promoting labour mobility, enhancing dialogue with social partners, and plans to complete Europe’s monetary union by introducing a common fiscal capacity.

The guide will be available in printed and electronic format in English, French and German.

14/08/2014

Policy Brief on Entrepreneurship for People with Disabilities  (14/08/2014)

Catalog N. : KE-BE-13-003-EN-C

This policy brief was produced by the OECD and the European Commission on entrepreneurship by people with disabilities. It presents data on the scale of self-employment and entrepreneurship activities undertaken by people with disabilities and discusses the barriers to entrepreneurship that are unique to people with disabilities. The policy brief also discusses policy approaches to support entrepreneurship for people with disabilities, including increasing awareness about the feasibility of entrepreneurship; developing entrepreneurship skills; supporting the development, acquisition and use of assistive technologies; ensuring access to appropriate financial support; and, improving Internet and IT accessibility. The brief provides examples of successful policy approaches used in the EU as well as inspiring stories about entrepreneurs with disabilities.

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

04/08/2014

Your first EURES job - Guide  (04/08/2014)

Catalog N. : KE-01-13-882-EN-N

Your first EURES job is an EU-funded initiative to

• help young Europeans find a job, internship or traineeship in another EU country
• help SMEs and other employers access a wider talent pool

A practical guide covering…

• eligibility requirements and how to apply
• how to get financial support
• where to find further information

This publication is available in electronic format in all EU official languages.

30/07/2014

Year at a glance PROGRESS in 2013  (30/07/2014)

Catalog N. : KE-XE-14-001-EN-C

The factsheet presents the highlights of the 2013 PROGRESS Annual Performance Monitoring Report, showcasing the programme’s main achievements during that year. These include improving information-sharing on EU law and policy among Member States, ensuring the integration of cross-cutting issues such as equality into EU policy and improving policy consistency. Programme outputs were driven by employment and social objectives of Europe 2020, with activities focused on major challenges such as unemployment, social impact of the crisis and demographic changes. This leaflet is available in printed format in English, French and German.

18/07/2014

Investing in people: EU funding for employment and social inclusion - Social Europe guide - Volume 7  (18/07/2014)

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

The Social Europe guide is a bi-annual publication aimed at providing an interested but not necessarily specialised audience with a concise overview of specific areas of EU policy in the field of employment, social affairs and inclusion. It illustrates the key issues and challenges, explains policy actions and instru¬ments at EU level and provides examples of best practices from EU Member States. It also presents views on the subject from the Council Presidency and the European Parliament.
Volume 7 focuses on EU funding instruments used to help people into employment or out of poverty and social exclusion. The guide outlines the aims and objectives of four specific funds: the European Social Fund (ESF); the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD); the EU programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI); and the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF).
There is a particular focus on priorities for the EU’s new financial period, which runs from 2014-2020, and on how these funds will support Europe 2020, the EU’s economic strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
The guide will be available in printed and electronic format in English, French and German.