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27/01/2017

The analysis of the outcome of the negotiations concerning the Partnership Agreements and ESF Operational Programmes, for the programming period 2014-2020  (27/01/2017)

Catalog N. :KE0416942

This study provides an evidence-based review of EU countries' strategic choices in the programming of the European Social Fund. This EU-level report was prepared on the basis of 28 country factsheets. The summary analysis aggregates the variables collected in the country factsheets in order to provide EU level figures. This cross-country analysis also allows to compare the solutions adopted by Member States and clusters of Member States and region, and to identify the main trends across the EU.

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25/01/2017

Projects and organisations funded by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) – Report 5  (25/01/2017)

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

This report presents examples of projects and organisations across Europe dealing with social protection, social inclusion, employment and labour mobility. All selected project were supported by the Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) as well as its predecessors, the EURES and PROGRESS programmes.

13/01/2017

EaSI - Better access to finance for a more social Europe  (13/01/2017)

Catalog N. :KE-02-16-756-EN-N

This leaflet contains useful information on the support that the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme offers to financial intermediaries providing finance to social enterprises or microloans to entrepreneurs. Find out more about the different instruments available and how to apply. The leaflet is available in English, French and German in print and online.

16/12/2016

The European Social Fund - Investing in people  (16/12/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-04-16-807-EN-N

This brochure describes how the European Social Fund (ESF) supports people who may otherwise not get the opportunity to attend training, obtain qualifications and get good jobs. Due to its size and scope, the Fund has a big influence on the labour market and society at large. In some countries, around 90% of the actual expenditure for labour market measures comes from the ESF. The Fund is the EU’s main tool for meeting its targets for increasing employment, reducing poverty and improving educational achievement across the Union. The publication explains how the ESF works, and presents results obtained so far from the 2007-2013 funding period and some true-life examples of how it has helped some of the millions of people it supports every year.

14/12/2016

Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) - Edition 2016 - Poster  (14/12/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-06-16-177-EN-N

The Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) offers assistance to some of the most vulnerable persons in the EU – every year, it helps over 10 million people. The assistance may take the form of food, clothing and other essentials, accompanied by advice, counselling or other help to re-integrate into society. The FEAD may also finance stand-alone social inclusion activities for the most deprived persons, which are designed to strengthen people’s skills and capacities so that they can overcome difficulties or discrimination they face in everyday life.

06/12/2016

Reducing deprivation, supporting inclusion: FEAD case studies  (06/12/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-05-16-038-EN-N

This catalogue presents 28 case studies of Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) implementation across the European Union and encompasses a range of initiatives related to the organisation of food and material assistance schemes, accompanying measures and social inclusion initiatives as well as the manner in which FEAD initiatives can potentially complement other EU-funded (e.g. ESF) programmes.

The catalogue is one of several outputs deriving from knowledge-sharing activities of the FEAD Network in 2016. This community of practice has been established by the European Commission to allow all stakeholders and partner organisations to share tools, ideas and resources that can help with the delivery of FEAD-funded initiatives.

02/12/2016

Simplified Cost Options in the European Social Fund - Promoting simplification and result-orientation  (02/12/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-06-16-270-EN-N

Simplified Cost Options (SCOs) change how we reimburse expenditure under ESF projects. Rather than paying on the basis of real costs backed up with invoices and receipts, we pay on the basis of pre-defined standard scales of unit costs, flat rate or lump sum payments. SCOs are proven to reduce the error rate for the programme and also to reduce the administrative burden for Member States and beneficiaries. They can also help put a greater focus on the outputs and results achieved.

This report reviews the current and planned take-up of SCOs. It summarises outcomes for the 2007-2013 period and the regulatory improvements on SCOs for the 2014-2020 period. It presents an overview of the planned implementation of SCOs during the current programming period, and the benefits that national authorities derive from them. Finally, it looks at what else needs to be done to increase the use of SCOs. The results represent the most comprehensive estimate available of the use of the SCOs in the ESF.

18/10/2016

Summary of operational programmes supporting institutional capacity building 2014-2020  (18/10/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-06-16-109-EN-N

This paper summarises 29 operational programmes financed by the European Social Fund and/or the European Regional Development Fund under the objective “enhancing institutional capacity of public authorities and stakeholders and efficient public administration” (thematic objective 11). It was prepared with the view of informing the evolution of the ‘Quality of Public Administration Toolbox for Practitioners’, a practical guide for civil and judicial administrations to the challenges of good governance.

18/10/2016

First results of the Youth Employment Initiative - Final Report  (18/10/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-01-16-710-EN-N

The Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) launched in 2013 provides funding of €6.4 billion to support youth employment by targeting young people aged below 25 years (or below 29 in some Member States) who are not in employment, education or training and who reside in the regions of the European Union particularly affected by unemployment. This study provides an overview of the implementation progress of the YEI from September 2013 to the end of November 2015 across the 20 eligible Member States. It also includes an in-depth analysis for a sample of countries and key points from the national evaluations.

An executive summary is also available in English and in French.

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19/04/2016

Monitoring good practices in the areas of employment, social affairs and inclusion - volume 4  (19/04/2016)

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

This monitoring report gathers good practices of projects across Europe dealing with working conditions, employment, social affairs and inclusion. One of the selected projects is "The job of my life" project, supporting young persons from Europe in finding an in-house vocational training position in Germany. Another example of good practice is a French project which created info points in selected schools to prepare future graduates integrate the labour market. All selected project were supported by the EURES financial instrument or by the PROGRESS programme.