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European Employment Observatory
KE-30-08-436-FR-D

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29/05/2015

Pilot project:: Developing a common methodology on reference budgets in Europe  (29/05/2015)

This pilot project, funded by the European Commission, has three main objectives. The first is to establish a reference budgets network composed of key experts and representative stakeholders, at national and EU level, to share experience and expertise on reference budgets. The second objective is to develop a theoretical framework and a common methodology for developing cross nationally comparable reference budgets in European Member States. The third goal of the project is to develop comparable food baskets for all 28 Member States and complete reference budgets for a selection of countries.

This document is available in English, online only.

20/05/2015

The Youth Guarantee - First Successes - The Youth Guarantee on the Ground  (20/05/2015)

Catalog N. : KE-04-15-325-EN-N

In response to the growing number of unemployed youth and those not in employment, education or training (NEETs), the Council adopted the Recommendation on the establishment of a Youth Guarantee (YG) on the 22nd April 2013. With this Recommendation, all Member States committed to ensure all those up to 25 years old would receive a quality offer of employment, education, training or apprenticeship within 4 months of becoming unemployed or leaving school. This publication summarizes developments of the Youth Guarantee across the EU.

08/05/2015

Monitoring good practices in the areas of employment, social affairs and inclusion - Report 2  (08/05/2015)

Catalog N. : KE-BK-14-002-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.

08/05/2015

Policy Brief on Sustaining Self-employment - Entrepreneurial Activities in Europe  (08/05/2015)

This policy brief was produced by the OECD and the European Commission on sustaining entrepreneurship activities by entrepreneurs in under-represented and disadvantaged groups. It provides evidence on business survival for entrepreneurs from groups that are under-represented or disadvantaged in the labour market and discusses the obstacles that reduce the chances of survival for these businesses. Policy makers can take action to increase the chances of survival for these businesses, including providing training to boost business management skills, providing coaching and mentoring, facilitating access to finance and provide business development services.
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

08/05/2015

Jobseekers & Employers' Guide 2015  (08/05/2015)

Your first EURES job is an EU-funded initiative to help
• young Europeans find a job, traineeship or apprenticeship in another EU EFTA/EEA country
• SMEs and other employers access a wider talent pool
A practical guide covering…
• eligibility requirements and how to apply
• how to get job-oriented and financial support
• where to find further information
Start looking for Your first EURES job today!


This publication is available in electronic format in EU official languages
and also in Icelandic and Norwegian.

05/05/2015

The Active Ageing Index and its extension to the regional level  (05/05/2015)

Catalog N. : KE-BF-15-004-EN-N

The Peer Review “The Active Ageing Index and its extension to the regional level” (Poland, 15-16 October 2014) focused on the usefulness of the Active Ageing Index in terms of policy making. This report summarises the key issues discussed during the Peer Review as well as the lessons learned. It is available in electronic format in English, French, German and Polish.

05/05/2015

Interim evaluation of the European progress microfinance facility  (05/05/2015)

Catalog N. : KE-01-15-336-EN-N

The evaluation serves as an interim evaluation of the European Progress Microfinance Facility, which aims to increase access to finance for microentrepreneurs, including the self-employed. It has a particular focus on, but is not restricted to, groups with limited access to the conventional credit market, such as female entrepreneurs, young entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs belonging to a minority group, entrepreneurs with a disability, etc.

This publication is available only in electronic format in EN.