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EGF - Key Achievements 2013-2014  (23/09/2015)

Catalog N. : KE-01-15-567-EN-N

The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) was set up in 2006 to express EU solidarity with workers affected by mass redundancies triggered by shifting world trade patterns. The scope of the Fund was later widened to include also mass lay-offs caused by the Economic and Financial Crisis. Between 2007 and 2014, the European Commission approved 134 EGF applications from Member States, who requested EUR 561.1 million to support 122 121 redundant workers. The EGF measures are delivered in a combination of projects run by national and/or regional authorities. This leaflet seeks to highlight activities supported by the EGF in 2013-14. The information presented is based on the Biennial Report on the EGF which the Commission submitted to the European Parliament and the Council on 22 July 2015.

This publication is available only in electronic version in English.


Performance Monitoring Report of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) 2014  (09/09/2015)

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

During 2014 the EaSI (The EU programme for employment and social innovation) helped to generate evidence to make a significant contribution to EU policy initiatives launched in the field of employment and social affairs. It also supported policy coordination, the sharing of best practice, capacity building and testing of innovative policies. The EaSI (via its EURES axis) contributed to a better functioning of the labour markets by facilitating geographical mobility of workers, providing greater transparency on the labour market and ensuring the clearance of vacancies and applications for employment at European level.

This Report is available in electronic version in English only.


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.


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.


Quality of Public Administration - A Toolbox for Practitioners  (22/04/2015)

Catalog N. : KE-02-15-267-EN-C

The quality of its institutions, both governmental and judicial, is a key determining factor for a country's economic and societal well-being. Administrative capacity is increasingly recognised as a pre-requisite for delivering the EU’s treaty obligations and objectives, such as creating sustainable growth and jobs. The EU supports Member States’ administrations through the European Semester process and the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). The Toolbox aims to support, guide and encourage those who want to build public administrations that will create prosperous, fair and resilient societies. It is intended as a reference and resource, not a prescription or a panacea, by signposting readers to existing EU policies and international practices, illustrated by almost 170 inspirational case studies.

This abridged version of the Toolbox (the full e-version will be published soon at sets the scene for readers, lays out principles and values of good governance, summarises the seven thematic chapters (policy-making, ethics and anti-corruption, institutions, service delivery, business environment, justice systems and public finance management), and sets out some considerations for managing the ESIF’s thematic objective 11.

This publication is available in printed format in English.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).