Catalog N. :KE-04-16-552-EN-N
This policy brief on strategies and policies to scale the social impact of social enterprises was produced within a multiannual cooperation between the LEED programme of the OECD and the Directorate General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission. It begins by explaining what a social enterprise is and what scaling means in the context of social enterprises. It then compares the scaling patterns of social enterprises and conventional enterprises, looking at social impact vs. profit maximisation, the types of goods and services involved, and stakeholder relations. It goes on to examine specific strategies for scaling impact and also highlights the challenges and policy responses connected with this.
Catalog N. :KE-04-16-731-EN-N
Addressing long-term unemployment is one of the objectives of the European Network of Public Employment Services (PES), as defined in Art 2 of the Decision on enhanced cooperation between PES. In its work programme for 2015, the Network included activities addressing the role of PES in the area of long term unemployment including (at the request of the European Commission, EC), a working group on the integration of the long term unemployed.
This publication is available only in English in electronic format.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Catalog N. :KE-04-15-657-MT-C
Il-qgħad fost iż-żgħażagħ hu għoli u bosta żgħażagħ fl-Ewropajeħtiġilhom l-għajnuna biex ipoġġu sieqhom mas-sellum tal-impjiegiu jibdew il-ħajja professjonali tagħhom. Drop’pin hi dik l-għajnuna.Drop’pin hi l-post li fih jiġu skambjati l-opportunitajiet għaż-żgħażagħEwropej. Hi timmira li ssaħħaħ il-kapaċità għall-impjegabbiltà ul-ħiliet taż-żgħażagħ, u li jitnaqqas id-distakk bejn l-edukazzjoni ul-ewwel impjieg. Tlaqqa’ flimkien organizzazzjonijiet privati u pubbliċili qed jaħdmu biex inaqqsu l-qgħad fost iż-żgħażagħ.Drop’pin taħdem fuq żewġ livelli: billi tgħaqqad liż-żgħażagħ ma’opportunitajiet ta’ taħriġ u tagħlim ibbażati fuq ix-xogħol u billitlaqqa’ flimkien organizzazzjonijiet ma’ organizzazzjonijiet. F’kull każ,l-għan hu l-istess: il-mobilizzazzjoni u t-twassil f’azzjoni tal-ideat ur-riżorsi kollha biex l-impjegabbiltà taż-żgħażagħ tingħata għajnunasabiex tissaħħaħ fl-Ewropa.
Catalog N. :KE-01-15-889-EN-N
Designed for practitioners such as social enterprises, investors, social finance intermediaries, market builders and social enterprise support organisations, this publication will guide you step by step through the process of designing and implementing initiatives to develop social finance instruments and markets. You will discover that there is no tried-and-tested formula or recipe and that there are challenges at whatever level you operate. This practical guide provides good examples and practices that you can learn from and adapt to help you avoid possible pitfalls. Checklists and key questions at the end of each chapter will help you summarise what you have learned and move to the next step.
Catalog N. :KE-BD-15-001-EN-N
Success in raising employment levels and living standards in Europe depends on effective support policies as well as positive macro-economic strategies. In this respect, this year’s Employment and Social Developments review addresses a range of issues.
It starts by looking at the contribution of entrepreneurship and self-employment to job creation and growth and the need to tackle the difficulties faced by the self-employed and notably micro and small companies. It then looks at the role of labour legislation in supporting more and better jobs and the need to strike the right balance between flexibility and protection. It then moves on to look at the best actions to avoid unemployment turning into long-term unemployment and inactivity. More broadly, given technology change, globalisation and population ageing, which translates into a reduction in the working-age population, the EU needs to increase employment and increase productivity. Mobility and migration can play an important role here. In relation to this, Europe needs to improve skills and better match skills with evolving demands. It also needs to promote labour market participation of older workers and women. Social policies, including pension policies and family policies (for example, child care and long-term care), can support longer working lives and increase employment of women. Promoting social dialogue and the involvement of social partners in the development of employment and social policies may help the implementation and effectiveness of such policies.
The review is available in printed and electronic format in English. All the graphs and tables can be downloaded both in gif and excel format by accessing the individual chapters.
This publication was presented at the #ESDE2015 conference on 21 January 2016.
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Catalog N. :KE-02-15-740-EN-N
This working paper constitutes the first deliverable of the study “Feasibility and Added Value of a European Unemployment Benefit Scheme”, commissioned by DG EMPL and carried out by a consortium led by CEPS. The objective of the paper is to frame the debate on a European shock absorber around its origins on the one hand, and its most controversial aspects, on the other.
This publication is available only in electronic version in English.