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Peer Review in Belgium:  Children First – pilot local consultation platforms on child poverty 13/01/2015

Peer Review in Belgium: Children First – pilot local consultation platforms on child poverty

The Belgian government’s Children First initiative has been funding a pilot project to set up local ‘consultation platforms’ on child poverty. The platforms engage a wide range of local actors – from e.g. anti-poverty associations to child daycare centres, schools, sports clubs and student support centres.

Peer Review in Italy: Innovative practices with marginalised families at risk of having their children taken into care 11/12/2014

Peer Review in Italy: Innovative practices with marginalised families at risk of having their children taken into care

Italy’s Programme of Intervention to Prevent Institutionalisation (P.I.P.P.I.) is a blend of evidence-based research and action to prevent children being taken into care. P.I.P.P.I. focuses on families that face multiple, complex difficulties. It gathers the views of parents, children and concerned professionals; then, placing the child at the centre, it designs a plan to help the family and sets up an interdisciplinary team to implement it. An online system allows the workings of the plan to be monitored modified, if need be.

Peer Review in Austria: The political adequacy of quantitative impact assessment in the social field using micro-simulation models 04/12/2014

Peer Review in Austria: The political adequacy of quantitative impact assessment in the social field using micro-simulation models

Quantitative models which simulate the probable effect of changes in taxes and welfare benefits can provide policy-makers with a useful evidence base, and can enable stakeholders such as NGOs to play a more active role in policy formation. Austria has broken new ground by creating an easy-to-use public website that enables any citizen to calculate the effects of tax and benefit changes on different sections of the population.

Peer Review in Slovenia: Long-term care – the problem of sustainable financing 18/11/2014

Peer Review in Slovenia: Long-term care – the problem of sustainable financing

Slovenia is preparing a major reform of its fragmented long-term care (LTC) system introducing long-term care insurance. A Peer Review held in Ljubljana on 18–19 November brought 12 Member States and stakeholders together to discuss the question on how to ensure adequate and sustainable financing of LTC.

Peer Review in Poland: The Active Ageing Index and its extension to the regional level 15/10/2014

Peer Review in Poland: The Active Ageing Index and its extension to the regional level

Managing population ageing relies on having the right tools to monitor the impact of a wide range of policies. The Active Ageing Index (AAI) combines 22 indicators covering four dimensions: including active ageing outcomes, namely employment; participation in society; independent, healthy and secure living; as well as capacity and enabling environment for active ageing.

Peer Review in Belgium: Health System Performance Assessment 19/05/2014

Peer Review in Belgium: Health System Performance Assessment

Health System Performance Assessment (HSPA) allows decision-makers to measure the performance of health systems as a whole and to report results regularly to the public and relevant stakeholders, but has been developed in relatively few European countries. Belgium, which piloted its first HSPA in 2008, hosted a Peer Review which focused on the methods and tools needed for further developing HSPA within the EU.

Peer Review in Spain: Harnessing ICT for social action, a digital volunteering programme 25/03/2014

Peer Review in Spain: Harnessing ICT for social action, a digital volunteering programme

ICT is now a big part of everyday life, but not for everybody. The Peer Review on the Galician Digital Volunteering Programme (VolDIX) focused on possible ways to avoid social exclusion to go digital.

Peer Review in Belgium: The Belgian Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion EU 2020 14/01/2014

Peer Review in Belgium: The Belgian Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion EU 2020

The onset of the economic crisis has increased the risk of poverty across Europe making the need for action to fight poverty all the more pressing. In mid-January 2014 Peer Reviewers met in Brussels to hear about the approach in Belgium where the Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion involves a wide range of stakeholders to formulate policy recommendations.

Aman begging on the street and two women with a stroller passing by 19/12/2013

Peer Review in Denmark: Sustainable ways of preventing homelessness

Across the EU homelessness stands at an unprecedentedly high level, particularly among young people. On 22 November, Peer Review participants met in Copenhagen to learn how Denmark has tackled homelessness using an integrated housing-first strategy.

Peer Review in Croatia: Social entrepreneurship and other models to secure employment for those most in need 30/10/2013

Peer Review in Croatia: Social entrepreneurship and other models to secure employment for those most in need

A Peer Review held in Zagreb (Croatia) in October 2013 examined how social entrepreneurship can both support the economic recovery and combat social exclusion by integrating disadvantaged people into the labour market.


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