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Summer holidays – but not for everyone! 22/07/2016

Summer holidays – but not for everyone!

Schools are closed, summer holidays are here, and also this blog is having its well-deserved summer break. Like many of you, authors of Evidence in Focus are leaving their desks to travel in Europe and beyond.

Entsendung von Arbeitnehmern: Kommission erörtert Bedenken der nationalen Parlamente 20/07/2016

Entsendung von Arbeitnehmern: Kommission erörtert Bedenken der nationalen Parlamente

Das Kollegium hat heute eine Mitteilung angenommen, in der es seinen Vorschlag für eine Überarbeitung der Richtlinie über die Entsendung von Arbeitnehmern im Rahmen des Subsidiaritätskontrollmechanismus überprüft hat, den mehrere nationale Parlamente im Mai ausgelöst hatten.

Update on social policies in Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia and Finland 15/07/2016

Update on social policies in Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia and Finland

Five new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social policy Network (ESPN) have just become available and provide information on recent policy initiatives in Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia and Finland.

Report shows first results of Fund for European aid to the most deprived - providing food aid and social integration 14/07/2016

Report shows first results of Fund for European aid to the most deprived - providing food aid and social integration

The Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) contributes to alleviating the worst forms of poverty in the EU, such as food deprivation, child poverty and homelessness.

A new start for parents and caregivers: Commission launches second-stage consultation of EU social partner organisations on work-life balance 13/07/2016

A new start for parents and caregivers: Commission launches second-stage consultation of EU social partner organisations on work-life balance

The European Commission has launched a second-stage consultation with social partner organisations at European level.

Temporary employment in the EU: springboards or career dead ends? 13/07/2016

Temporary employment in the EU: springboards or career dead ends?

The share of temporary workers has increased in most EU Member States since 2008. Flexible contractual arrangements have been extensively used since the crisis, their major attraction for employers being their less strict dismissals rules.

ESF Erfolgsgeschichte: Berufsbezogene Sprachkurse für Migranten in Deutschland in das Regelinstrumentarium aufgenommen 05/07/2016

ESF Erfolgsgeschichte: Berufsbezogene Sprachkurse für Migranten in Deutschland in das Regelinstrumentarium aufgenommen

Am 01. Juli 2016 ist ein wichtiges neues Konzept der deutschen Bundesregierung für berufsbezogene Sprachkurse für Migranten in Kraft getreten.

Focus on social services and children in new Flash Reports about Romania and the Czech Republic 01/07/2016

Focus on social services and children in new Flash Reports about Romania and the Czech Republic

Three new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social policy Network (ESPN) have just become available and provide information on recent policy initiatives in Romania and the Czech Republic.

Report examines effectiveness of ESF interventions through counterfactual impact evaluation 01/07/2016

Report examines effectiveness of ESF interventions through counterfactual impact evaluation

The evaluation report 'Pilot projects to carry out ESF related counterfactual impact evaluations' sheds light on the effectiveness of some European Social Fund (ESF) interventions.

Distributive effects of public policies – who gains, who loses? 01/07/2016

Distributive effects of public policies – who gains, who loses?

How household incomes and wealth are distributed, what socio-economic consequences that has and how the distribution is affected by public policies have gained considerable and increasing attention in academic and policy debates in recent years.