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30/06/2016

Inclusive Business Creation - Good Practice Compendium  (30/06/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-01-16-314-EN-N

This compendium contains 20 case studies of public programmes in European countries that are successfully supporting business creation by people from disadvantaged and under-represented groups in entrepreneurship. The populations targeted by these programmes include youth, women, seniors, the unemployed, immigrants, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities. Each programme description details the programme’s activities and approach, assesses the challenges faced in development and implementation, and offers tips for successful transfer to other contexts.

This publication is only available in electronic format in English. German and French versions will follow.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

25/05/2016

Measuring customer satisfaction with PES - Increasing PES effectiveness by meeting customer needs  (25/05/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-02-16-337-EN-N

This analytical paper aims to raise awareness of the wider concepts and developments relating to customer satisfaction and customer satisfaction measurement in publics sector organisations, particularly public employment services.

25/05/2016

Practitioner’s toolkit to assist PES with the development of customer satisfaction measurement systems  (25/05/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-02-16-407-EN-N

This toolkit is intended to assist public employment services (PES) in designing and implementing their approach to measuring customer satisfaction. It provides concrete guidance and tools to develop customer satisfaction measurement systems from scratch or to review and refine existing systems.

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.

25/04/2016

Institutional moral hazard in the multi-tiered regulation of unemployment and social assistance benefits and activation  (25/04/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-04-16-363-EN-N

This paper studies eight countries in which the regulation of unemployment benefits and related benefits and the concomitant activation of unemployed individuals has a multi-tiered architecture. It assesses their experiences and tries to understand possible problems of ‘institutional moral hazard’ that may emerge in the context of a hypothetical European Unemployment Benefit Scheme.