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  • 18/05/2017

    Boosting social enterprise development - Good practice compendium

    Social enterprises are long-standing agents of inclusive growth and democratisation of the economic and social spheres, and they have proved resilient to economic adversity all the while addressing socio-economic challenges in innovative ways, re-integrating people back to the labour market, and contributing to overall social cohesion. This compendium derives policy lessons for boosting social enterprises from the analysis of 20 initiatives in several EU member-countries, covering a range of policy areas from legal frameworks, finance, market access, and support structures, to education and skills.

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

  • 12/05/2017

    Reactivate - Targeted mobility scheme

    This guide provides an overview of Reactivate, the EU job mobility scheme for jobseekers over the age of 35. The scheme helps jobseekers to reactivate their career by finding a paid job, traineeship or apprenticeship in another Member State than their country of residence. It also supports employers to recruit for vacancies which are difficult to fill.

    This publication is available online only, in English, French and German.

  • 12/05/2017

    Reactivate - Targeted mobility scheme (leaflet)

    This leaflet provides a snapshot of Reactivate, the EU job mobility scheme for jobseekers over the age of 35. The scheme matches jobseekers aged 35+ with potential employers in other European countries, helping them to reactivate their career by finding a paid job, traineeship or apprenticeship.

    The leaflet is available in English, French and German in print and online.

  • 05/05/2017

    Access to social protection for people working on non-standard contracts and as self-employed in Europe - A study of national policies

    Economic and labour market transformations in Europe have led to an increase in non-standard work and new forms of self-employment as well as an upsurge in transitions from one labour market status to another — with great variations between countries, sectors, age groups and gender. In this context, European social protection systems are facing growing challenges in covering social risks for these workers.


    This Synthesis Report produced by the core team of the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) describes the social and labour market situation of the self-employed and non-standard workers in 35 European countries. It also analyses their statutory and effective access to the main social protection schemes, and identifies recent national reforms aimed at extending their social protection.


    The report draws on the national Thematic Reports prepared by the 35 ESPN Country Teams.

  • 05/05/2017

    Working Paper 1/2017 - Labour market performance of refugees in the EU

    This paper analyses the individual and socio-demographic factors behind the low employment rate of refugees compared to individuals born in the EU but also compared to other migrants. It complements the 2016 Employment and Social Developments Review where a chapter was dedicated to the labour market and social integration of refugees in the EU.