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28/07/2016

Social Community Teams against Poverty - Synthesis Report  (28/07/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-BF-16-003-EN-N

The Dutch government’s declared aim is to move from a welfare state to a “participation society” built on citizens’ self-reliance and networking. Large parts of the social security system have been devolved to the municipalities. In response, most municipalities have set up Social Community Teams. The Peer Review held in The Hague (January 2016) discussed the use of SCTs to combat poverty. This report summarises the key issues discussed and the lessons learned. It is available in electronic format in English, French, German and Dutch.

28/07/2016

Prevention and early intervention services to address children at risk of poverty - Synthesis Report  (28/07/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-BF-16-004-EN-N

The Peer Review on Prevention and Early Intervention Services to address children at risk of poverty was hosted by the Irish Department of Children and Youth Affairs. The seminar focussed on two priority issues in Ireland’s national children’s strategy: to lift 70,000 children out of consistent poverty by 2020 and to shift policy towards prevention and early intervention. This report summarises the key issues discussed and the lessons learned. It is available in electronic format in English, French and German.

30/06/2016

Evidence review - Low pay and in-work poverty: preventative measures and preventative approaches  (30/06/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-01-16-501-EN-N

This review pulls together the existing evidence from across the European Union on the effectiveness of different policy interventions aimed at reducing low pay and in-work poverty.

This publication is only available in electronic format in English.

30/06/2016

Evidence Review - The strength of the link between income support and activation  (30/06/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-01-16-509-EN-N

The objective of this evidence review is to assess whether or not the strength of the link between income support and activation is an important factor affecting the effectiveness of labour market policy.

This publication is only available in electronic format in English.

30/06/2016

Evidence Review - Creating more equal societies: what works?  (30/06/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-01-16-508-EN-N

The aim of this review is to assess the effectiveness of education, wage setting institutions and welfare states in reducing inequality.

This publication is only available in electronic format in English.

30/06/2016

Evidence Review - Challenges of work-life balance faced by working families  (30/06/2016)

Catalog N. :QA-01-16-511-EN-N

The aim of this review is to providence evidence of the expected costs and benefits on work-life balance incurred by five reforms envisaged by the European Commission: the introduction of a carer's leave; paternity leave; paid parental leave; father's quota; breastfeed provisions at work; and flexible and part-time work arrangement.

This publication is only available in electronic format in English.

02/05/2016

Peer Review in Hungary: Conditional cash transfers and their impact on children  (02/05/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-BF-16-001-EN-N

Conditional cash transfers (CCTs) are payments to people who meet certain conditions. CCTs are increasingly being used to encourage families to invest in their children. However, there is limited scientific evidence on the effects of such programmes. The Peer Review in Budapest (October 2015) gave policy-makers thinking of introducing or reforming CCTs the opportunity to share experience and exchange views. This report summarises the key issues discussed and the lessons learned. It is available in electronic format in English, French, German and Hungarian.

02/05/2016

Peer Review in the Czech Republic: Provision of quality early childcare services  (02/05/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-BF-16-002-EN-N

This Peer Review, held in Prague (November 2015), discussed Czech family policy at a time of change, and more specifically the future shape of the country’s early childhood education and care. Drawing on the experience of peer countries, international experts, the European Commission as well as local and European stakeholder organisations, it identified a number of practical lessons both for the Czech Republic and for the EU as a whole. This report summarises the key issues discussed and the lessons learned. It is available in electronic format in English, French, German and Czech.

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.