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  • 10/04/2018

    Synthesis Report of ESF 2017 Annual Implementation Reports

    The present report has been prepared in the frame of the “ESF Performance and Thematic Reports”. It provides a summary of monitoring information reported by Member States in their Annual Implementation Reports as delivered until September 6th, 2017. This reporting cycle covers 2016, and aggregates 2014-2016 implementation data and information.

    Overview contents of report:

    • An assessment of the consistency of reporting by MA and the reporting on progress on general ex ante conditionality 7  based on the AIRs.
    • An overview of the progress made in the implementation
    • An overview of the progress towards the milestones and targets of the performance framework.
    • An analysis of the contribution to the main EU policy objectives
    • Specific actions undertaken by MA

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  • 20/03/2018

    ESF Performance and Thematic Reports ESF Contribution to the New Skills Agenda Final Report

    The present thematic report is the second deliverable prepared in the frame of the “ESF Performance and Thematic Reports” contract.

    The aim of the report is to assess the contribution of the ESF to the objectives set out in the New Skills Agenda. The study addresses the following four questions.

    • How do ESF Operational Programmes tackle challenges and objectives identified by the New Skills Agenda, and to what extent is the ESF likely to contribute to achieving the main challenges/development needs in terms of skills development?
    • To what extent are Member States / Managing Authorities adapting ESF implementation to contribute to the New Skills Agenda? Are adjustments possible and made when needs change or new needs emerging?
    • What has been the actual contribution of the ESF to the New Skills Agenda to date in terms of achievements and implemented actions?
    • What are the main criticalities identified and what lessons can be drawn for the remainder of the programming period?
  • 20/03/2018

    FEAD Mid-Term Evaluation Interim Report 2018

    Poverty reduction is one of the headline targets of the Europe 2020 strategy. The concrete target is "at least 20 million fewer people in or at risk of poverty and social exclusion by 2020". Although a very small Fund by EU standards (almost €3.8 billion for 2014-2020), the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) has been set up to contribute to achieving this target. Its specific objective is to alleviate the worst forms of poverty in the EU and to promote the social inclusion of the most deprived persons. The Fund provides material support and social inclusion measures to the target group. This report is the Interim Report of the mid-term evaluation in 2018.

  • 19/03/2018

    Projects and organisations funded by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) – Report 8

    Employment has reached record highs in Europe with more than 236 million Europeans at work. Yet, large disparities remain between countries or age groups. At the same time, employers report difficulties in finding people with the right skills. So there is still work to do. The Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) is a clear expression of the Commission's firm commitment to create jobs and growth and improve social conditions across Europe. This 8th report showcases 7 successful and inspiring projects supported by EaSI in 2014-2017.

  • 16/03/2018

    A Comparative Overview of Public Administration Characteristics and Performance in EU28

    The study presents a comparative overview of the key characteristics and performance of the national administrations in the EU. It explores five dimensions of the public institutions in EU countries: transparency and accountability, organisation, policy making, human resources management and service delivery. The analysis is based on systematic evidence that was collected by an EC research project between end 2016 and April 2017. The quantitative and qualitative information maps the similarities and differences among the 28 EU Member States with regard to size of government, scope and structure of public administration, key features of the civil service system, the politico-administrative context and especially an indicator-based assessment of government capacity and performance in the five dimensions of administrative reform. This overview is a first step to understand better the specific characteristics, functioning and change dynamics of public administration across the EU Member States.