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10/03/2016

Minimum Income Schemes in Europe - A study of national policies  (10/03/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-02-15-950-EN-N

This report of the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) highlights and assesses the contribution of minimum income schemes to preventing and alleviating poverty and social exclusion. It also studies to what extent minimum income schemes are effectively linked with other benefits and services so as to support recipients’ inclusion into the labour market.

07/01/2016

Review of recent social policy reform - Report of the Social Protection Committee (2015)  (07/01/2016)

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

The 2015 Report of the Social Protection Committee takes stock of recent social policy reforms in the EU. The report sheds light on the key challenges facing EU policymakers in the areas of social inclusion, poverty reduction, Roma inclusion, pensions, health care and long-term care needs, and analyses the reforms introduced to overcome them. It stresses the need for an integrated approach of social protection, covering a citizen’s entire life course, from childbirth and related care through to education, training and employment, family and social life and finally retirement.

This publication is available only in electronic version in English.

15/12/2015

Portfolio of EU social indicators for the monitoring of progress towards the EU objectives for social protection and social Inclusion  (15/12/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-06-14-163-EN-N

This publication reflects the 2015 update of the portfolio of EU social indicators as developed by the Social Protection Committee and especially its Indicators Sub-Group. The indicators aim at monitoring progress towards the EU objectives for social protection and social inclusion. In addition to a list of overarching indicators, four sets of indicators focus on specific topics: social inclusion, pensions, healthcare and long-term care, and child poverty and wellbeing. The lists are continuously being improved as statistics, data collection and policy needs evolve. The indicators are an essential tool to assess the social challenges facing EU countries, identity social trends to watch and support Member States reporting on social policies.

This publications is available only in electronic version.

01/09/2015

2014 Social Protection Performance Monitor (SPPM) dashboard results  (01/09/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-02-15-585-EN-N

This short summary report presents an overview of recent developments in the social situation in EU Member States, based on the results from the latest edition of the Social Protection Performance Monitor (SPPM). It is produced by the Social Protection Committee as part of its work of monitoring social situations in the Member States. The 2014 dashboard results paint a picture of little improvement in the overall social situation in the EU, with ongoing disparities across Member States and, for some, a worsening situation. Unemployment, poverty and social exclusion again stand out as areas of concern, despite early signs of economic recovery.

This publication is available only in electronic version in English.

13/05/2015

Access City - Award 2015 Examples of best practice for making EU cities more accessible  (13/05/2015)

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

The Access City Award scheme was launched in 2010 to promote accessibility in the urban environment for Europe’s growing population of older people and people with disabilities.

Every year since then, the award has seen entries from cities all over Europe,
each with

08/04/2015

Policy Brief on Expanding Networks for Inclusive Entrepreneurship  (08/04/2015)

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

This Policy Brief explains what entrepreneurial networks are, and how disadvantaged or under-represented groups can join them. Online networks in particular offer the added advantage of removing physical distances. The document also shows that by linking target groups with the business community, and helping the networks set up and widen their scope, the policy can provide real support. This Policy Brief is available online in English, French and German.
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.

 

31/03/2015

Synthesis report - Innovative practices with marginalised families at risk of having their children taken into care  (31/03/2015)

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

This Peer Review (Italy, 11–12 December 2014) – and the P.I.P.P.I. programme (Programma di Intervento Per la Prevenzione dell’Istituzionalizzazione - Programme of Intervention to Prevent Institutionalisation) which is its focus – is especially interesting for its efforts to enable children to be full participants. The policy problems which are at the core of the Peer Review are long-standing concerns in Europe and yet also a focus of innovation and renewal. This report summarises the key issues discussed and the lessons learned. It is available in electronic format in English, French, German and Italian.

10/03/2015

Social Europe - Aiming for inclusive growth - Annual report of the Social Protection Committee on the social situation in the European Union (2014)  (10/03/2015)

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

The report delivers on the core task of the Social Protection Committee (SPC) to monitor the social situation in the Member States and the European Union. It is prepared by the Secretariat of the Committee and its Indicators' Sub-group. The report provides an analysis of recent trends in the social situation in the Member States and the European Union and shows that there has been little improvement in the overall situation in the EU, although trends are more mixed than in preceding years. Continuing disparities occur across Member States and the situation is worsening in several. The report focuses on the results from the latest edition of the Social Protection Performance Monitor (SPPM), which is based on a set of key indicators for monitoring developments in the social situation.

This report is available online in English.

10/03/2015

Social protection systems in the EU: financing arrangements and the effectiveness and efficiency of resource allocation  (10/03/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-05-14-119-EN-N

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the set-up of social protection systems in the EU. It illustrates the heterogeneity across Member States' social protection systems in terms of their size, structure, and financing arrangements. The document addresses the question of the effectiveness and efficiency of the systems in place, taking a broad approach that accounts for the multiple objectives of social policies and the related social and employment outcomes. Country overviews and relevant data are provided.

This publication is available online in English.