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25/08/2015

Upskilling unemployed adults (aged 25 to 64): The organisation, profiling and targeting of training provision  (25/08/2015)

Catalog N. : KE-AZ-15-001-EN-N

This review presents an in-depth analysis of funded training provision across Member States aimed at raising the skills of adult unemployed persons (25-64) with low levels of qualifications or inadequate basic skills. The review describes the funding, the institutions responsible for governance and the implementation of training programmes. It maps and provides detailed information of the set-up of training interventions and measures provided to unemployed adults throughout the 33 EEPO countries. The review also explores lessons from comparative analysis, drawing on evaluation findings, highlighting effective design features and considers the role of the European Structural Fund (ESF) in supporting training for unemployed adults. Finally, it outlines the challenges training programmes need to overcome and presents a set of recommendations.

This publication is available only in electronic version in English.

21/08/2015

Report on the European Parliament Preparatory Action on the Youth Guarantee  (21/08/2015)

Catalog N. : KE-02-15-599-EN-N

In 2012 the European Parliament asked the Commission to set up a Preparatory Action to support  Member States in  building Youth Guarantee partnerships and trialling associated services among young people aged 15-24. 18 pilot projects were launched between August and December 2013, with each delivered over a 12-month period. This report offers a detailed review of the Preparatory Action, individual pilot projects funded by it in particular. It explores the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and added value of the pilot projects and presents conclusions related to the organisation and potential of the pilots. An executive summary (see below) and six individual case studies are also available.

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10/08/2015

Policy Brief on Social Impact Measurement for Social Enterprises - Policies for Social Entrepreneurship  (10/08/2015)

Catalog N. : KE-04-15-192-EN-N

This policy brief on social impact measurement for social enterprises was produced by the OECD and the European Commission. It presents the issues and ongoing debates surrounding social impact measurement and provides concrete examples of measurement methods. It highlights the concept of proportional measurement, in other words balancing up the costs and benefits of the measuring process. The policy brief also looks at guidance and resources for use by social enterprises and how to create a more widespread culture of measurement among stakeholders despite their often limited human and financial resources.
This publication is available in electronic format in English, French and German.

31/07/2015

Support for the work on policy guidance on basic skills for adults  (31/07/2015)

Catalog N. : KE-02-15-567-EN-N

This study provides the Commission with input to inform policy discussions on adult basic skills. Equally, it can serve to provide Member States and stakeholders with policy guidance and good practice examples in order to increase policy effectiveness, with a focus on enhancing such learning opportunities for adults who lack basic skills and those who left initial education prematurely. It can therefore help to better target spending on adult education and training and the allocation of European Structural Funds towards improving basic skills and strengthen the monitoring by the Commission of country specific recommendations in this area.

This publication is available in electronic format in English only.

22/06/2015

European Alliance for Apprenticeships - Good for Youth, Good for Business  (22/06/2015)

Catalog N. : KE-01-15-411-EN-C

Work-based learning, in particular apprenticeships can enhance employability, notably of young people, and help to address the skills shortages to better match companies' needs. Of great benefit to learners and companies alike, these schemes also contribute to Europe's objective of ensuring sustainable growth and employment. This brochure focuses on the European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) launched in 2013 and addresses the challenges and possible answers of how to strengthen the quality, supply and image of apprenticeships. This is also in line with the new set of medium-term deliverables agreed at European level in the field of VET for the period 2015-2020. The brochure features examples of successful and inspiring apprenticeship and other work-based learning policy initiatives and projects across Europe.

This publication is available in printed and electronic format in English.

18/06/2015

Building knowledge on international cooperation in VET  (18/06/2015)

Catalog N. : KE-04-15-355-EN-N

Globalised and rapidly changing labour markets need a skilled and mobile workforce that can continuously develop their knowledge, skills and competences to thrive and prosper in this increasingly competitive landscape. Through the Copenhagen process on enhanced European cooperation in vocational education and training (VET) that was launched in 2002, the Commission has been working together with the Member States and the social partners to improve the performance, quality and attractiveness of VET.

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08/06/2015

Analytical Web Note 1/2015 - A descriptive analysis of the EU Labour Market Policy (LMP) Statistics  (08/06/2015)

Catalog N. : KE-BM-15-001-EN-N

This note provides a descriptive overview of the data collected under the EU Labour Market Policy Statistics (LMP) database managed by the European Commission. The analysis in the note covers a number of indicators on expenditure and beneficiaries as contained in the LMP database.1 On the basis of these statistics/ indicators one can analyse for example the structural features between countries: which countries focus more strongly on the so-called active labour market policies and which seem to do focus on support policies / benefits.

This publication is only available in electronic format in English.

08/06/2015

Analytical Web Note 2/2015 - Benchmarks for the assessment of wage developments: Spring 2015  (08/06/2015)

Catalog N. : KE-BM-15-006-EN-N

The analysis of wage benchmarks serves as an input for the assessment of wage developments from a cost competitiveness perspective. The analysis shows a significant wage restraint after the crisis, in particular in countries where unemployment is high. These developments have been supportive of both internal and external adjustment needs, in particular over the period 2012-2014.

This publication is only available in electronic format in English.

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.

This publication is available only in electronic format in English, French and German. (French and German coming soon)