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11/01/2018

Peer Review on 'Germany’s latest reforms of the long-term care system', Berlin, Germany, 11-12 January 2018

Increased longevity, medical advances, shrinking working-age population and changing family patterns mean that Member States of the European Union, while diverse, face a common challenge of growing needs for long-term care. Improving access to quality and affordable long-term care services, in particular to community-based care, provided by adequately qualified professionals, is therefore crucial across Europe.

12/12/2017

Peer Review on ‘Social entrepreneurship to tackle unmet social challenges’, Oslo, Norway, 12 and 13 December 2017

In Norway, the growth of social entrepreneurship and social innovation has primarily been driven by individuals, enterprises and investors. Political interest in the field was demonstrated in 2011 with the establishment of a grant for social entrepreneurs who target their initiatives at combating poverty and social exclusion. The government that took office in autumn 2013 stated in its political platform that it would improve the conditions for using social entrepreneurs and the voluntary sector in the welfare system. Currently there are several ongoing initiatives to improve the conditions for social entrepreneurs, such as an inter-service working group consisting of nine ministries or a research project to assess framework conditions and schemes for supporting social entrepreneurship.

23/11/2017

Peer Review in Lithuania: Social Protection Information System (SPIS)

Promoting well-functioning and fair welfare systems across Europe is one of the key initiatives of the European Commission under the framework of the European Pillar of Social Rights launched in 2017. This framework includes essential social protection rights for people across Europe, the administration of which crucially depends on effective data management systems.

Peer Review in Belgium: Reconciling Family Life and Entrepreneurship 13/07/2017

Peer Review in Belgium: Reconciling Family Life and Entrepreneurship

In the first quarter of 2017 self-employed people made up 15% of the workforce in EU Member States.

New social policy initiatives in the UK 12/04/2017

New social policy initiatives in the UK

Two new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social policy Network (ESPN) have just become available and provide information on recent social policy initiatives in the United Kingdom.

Peer Review in Germany: Active Ageing Index at the local level 23/05/2016

Peer Review in Germany: Active Ageing Index at the local level

The Active Ageing Index (AAI) measures to what extent the potential of older people is used to contribute to the economy and society through paid and unpaid activities and through living independent, healthy and safe lives.

Peer Review in België: Housing First 26/04/2016

Peer Review in België: Housing First

België heeft het ‘Housing First’ (HF) -model in acht steden geïntroduceerd om daklozen met bijzondere behoeften te begeleiden: daklozen krijgen zo snel mogelijk permanente huisvesting aangeboden en krijgen daarnaast indien nodig intensieve sociale begeleiding aan huis.

Peer Review in Ireland: Prevention and early intervention services to address children at risk of poverty 09/03/2016

Peer Review in Ireland: Prevention and early intervention services to address children at risk of poverty

Ireland is in the process of developing a more coordinated and integrated approach to children’s services, aimed at tackling the complex problems of disadvantaged families in a more joined-up and holistic way. This Peer Review looked at Irish good practice and harnessed learning from other EU Member States.

Peer Review in Nederland: Sociale wijkteams tegen armoede 11/02/2016

Peer Review in Nederland: Sociale wijkteams tegen armoede

Een van de speerpunten van de Nederlandse regering is de transitie van een verzorgingsstaat naar een “participatiesamenleving”, een samenleving die is gebaseerd op de zelfredzaamheid en de sociale netwerken van burgers. Grote delen van het socialezekerheidsstelsel zijn overgedragen aan de gemeenten. Van de gemeenten wordt verwacht dat zij een geïntegreerde aanpak van de sociale voorzieningen hanteren en elk individueel geval een oplossing op maat bieden. In reactie hierop hebben veel gemeenten Sociale Wijkteams (SWT's) opgericht. Tijdens deze Peer Review, die in Den Haag werd gehouden, werd gesproken over het gebruik van SWT's om armoede te bestrijden.

Peer Review in the Czech Republic: Provision of quality early childcare services 01/12/2015

Peer Review in the Czech Republic: Provision of quality early childcare services

This Peer Review, held in Prague, discussed Czech family policy at a time of change, and more specifically the future shape of the country’s early childhood education and care. Drawing on the experience of peer countries, international experts, the European Commission as well as local and European stakeholder organisations, it identified a number of practical lessons both for the Czech Republic and for the EU as a whole.


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