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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.

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.

10/07/2014

PROGRESS Annual Performance Monitoring Report 2013  (10/07/2014)

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

The 2013 PROGRESS Annual Performance Monitoring Report looks at how PROGRESS has helped the Commission make proposals on evolving policy priorities such as improved performance of public employment services, social investment for inclusive growth and handling occupational pensions. 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 publication is available in electronic format in English only.

05/05/2014

Investing in children: Breaking the cycle of disadvantage – A study of national policies  (05/05/2014)

Catalog N. : KE-04-14-349-EN-N

Child poverty and social exclusion is one of the major challenges facing the European Union and in February 2013 the European Commission issued a major Recommendation on “Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage’. This Synthesis Report has been produced by the Network Core Team of the European Network of Independent Experts on Social Inclusion, on the basis of the independent experts’ reports covering the 28 EU Member States. It brings together the main findings of the country analyses and draws on these and the Core Team’s overall assessment to put forward a series of concrete suggestions for advancing the implementation of the Recommendation at both national and EU levels. The report is available in electronic format in English, French and German. The 28 country reports are available here together with their translation in the national language(s).

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05/12/2013

EaSI - New EU umbrella programme for employment and social policy  (05/12/2013)

Catalog N. : KE-03-13-702-EN-C

EaSI, the new pan-European programme for employment and social policy, will help the EU deliver more coherent policy, encourage job mobility and provide targeted microfinance to the more vulnerable. Merging PROGRESS, EURES and PROGRESS Microfinance into one umbrella programme, EaSI will help deliver new jobs and sustainable growth more efficiently by putting the emphasis on social innovation. Find out how in this brochure, which will be available in printed format in all EU official languages.

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17/07/2013

Progress Annual Performance Monitoring Report 2012  (17/07/2013)

Catalog N. : KE-XC-13-001-EN-N

The report on the performance of the EU Progress programme in 2012 provides a key insight into how the programme has fared in meeting EU goals in the fields of employment, social inclusion and social protection, working conditions, equality between women and men and fight against discriminations. It analyses the significant contribution of the activities funded through Progress to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy, in terms of policy coordination, implementation of EU laws and support to the main stakeholders. The report supports concrete outcomes by providing them with visibility, focusing on the evolving policy priorities in the relevant policy areas, and the main challenges still facing the EU. The report is available in electronic format in English.

12/07/2013

Year at a glance Progress in 2012  (12/07/2013)

Catalog N. : KE-XE-13-001-EN-C

The Progress factsheet for 2012 takes a look at some of the key figures of the Progress performance monitoring report 2012 about the results of the EU Programme for employment and social solidarity. It offers readers a glance at how Progress has contributed to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy, by summarising some of the major analytical, mutual learning, awareness raising and dissemination activities that have been funded. It is available in printed format in English, French and German.

17/07/2012

Progress Microfinance - Portraits of entrepreneurs  (17/07/2012)

Catalog N. : KE-32-12-231-EN-C

The European Progress Microfinance Facility (Progress Microfinance), launched in 2010, aims to increase access to microfinance throughout Europe. Microfinance is a vital tool in encouraging growth, giving people who might not otherwise have the opportunity the chance to realise their entrepreneurial ambitions. The Progress Microfinance leaflet gives an overview of the ways in which the initiative promotes employment and social inclusion in Europe and details how people can apply for microcredit. It shows portraits of entrepreneurs across Europe who have already benefited from the Progress Microfinance. The leaflet is available in printed format in 22 EU official languages and in electronic format in Irish.

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28/06/2012

Year at a glance - PROGRESS in 2011  (28/06/2012)

Catalog N. : KE-32-12-194-EN-C

The Progress programme plays a key role in providing support for modern, effective and innovative employment, social and equality policies in the EU. This report details Progress’s activities in 2011 and evaluates the measures taken over the year to achieve the programme’s stated objectives. The 2011 report clearly underlines Progress’s added value and the impact it has had in EU Member States on promoting lasting outcomes across the continent. The factsheet is available in printed format in English, French and German.