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EU calls for comments on PROGRESS programme

19/01/2011 EU calls for comments on PROGRESS programme

The European Commission would like to invite all individuals, organisations and institutions that follow policy debate in the field of employment and social affairs, as well as those involved in national and EU policy formulation or implementation, to participate in the Annual Survey 2010 of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity (PROGRESS).


PROGRESS is an employment and social solidarity programme of the European Union (EU) which works alongside the European Social Fund. It was established to financially support the implementation of EU objectives in the fields of employment and social affairs and consequently contributes to the achievement of the Europe 2020 strategic objectives.

PROGRESS supports policy and legislation development and implementation in five separate, yet closely interlinked policy sections:

  • Employment,
  • Social protection and social inclusion,
  • Working conditions,
  • Anti-discrimination and
  • Gender equality.

PROGRESS is strongly committed to results-based management, which involves the continuous measurement of the programme’s progress towards its objectives, as well as reporting and taking action to fine-tune the programme so as to improve its performance. This process relies on a variety of monitoring and information sources, among them a special survey of those who follow the policy debate in different Progress policy areas or who participate in policy debate at the EU or national levels. This Internet-based survey has been designed to collect data on the performance of the programme and is executed on behalf of the Commission by an external contractor (Public Policy and Management Institute).

You are kindly invited to contribute to this performance monitoring process by filling an online questionnaire (see related links). Please note that it should take approximately 15 minutes to complete a questionnaire. Your responses to this survey are strictly confidential and will not be divulged to anyone.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this survey.



Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion,

European Commission

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