Progress Annual Performance Monitoring Report 2009 has just been published on the Progress website.
The Report presents the results of the performance of the European Union programme for employment and social solidarity — Progress (2007–13) against the commitments made in the programme's strategic framework and detailed in the annual work plan 2009.
The Report provides further evidence of PROGRESS' added value - a programme which has made an important contribution to improving EU legislation, policy making and policy implementation. In contrast to previous editions, this report gives a more qualitative account of how Progress-funded activities have actually contributed to the achievements of EU policy goals and illustrates their concrete benefits for Europeans. The report highlights some of the most successful actions that have led to significant and lasting effects for the Member States, for example, in terms of policy transfer and mutual learning. It also gives recommendations on actions to enhance the programme's efficiency and effectiveness.