This paper summarises 29 operational programmes financed by the European Social Fund and/or the European Regional Development Fund under the objective “enhancing institutional capacity of public authorities and stakeholders and efficient public administration” (thematic objective 11). It was prepared with the view of informing the evolution of the ‘Quality of Public Administration Toolbox for Practitioners’, a practical guide for civil and judicial administrations to the challenges of good governance.
The Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) launched in 2013 provides funding of €6.4 billion to support youth employment by targeting young people aged below 25 years (or below 29 in some Member States) who are not in employment, education or training and who reside in the regions of the European Union particularly affected by unemployment. This study provides an overview of the implementation progress of the YEI from September 2013 to the end of November 2015 across the 20 eligible Member States. It also includes an in-depth analysis for a sample of countries and key points from the national evaluations.An executive summary is also available in English and in French.
This monitoring report gathers good practices of projects across Europe dealing with working conditions, employment, social affairs and inclusion. One of the selected projects is "The job of my life" project, supporting young persons from Europe in finding an in-house vocational training position in Germany. Another example of good practice is a French project which created info points in selected schools to prepare future graduates integrate the labour market. All selected project were supported by the EURES financial instrument or by the PROGRESS programme.
Arachne is a risk scoring tool developed by the European Commission. It supports managing authorities responsible for the European Structural and Investment Funds by detecting effectively and efficiently the most risky projects, contracts, contractors and beneficiaries. This brochure will give shows the vast possibilities of the Arachne risk-scoring tool and how managing authorities can profit from its innovative and sophisticated features.
The Czech food basket indicates the monthly budget required for an adequate food intake by three reference households (consisting of children and people of working age, in good health, without disabilities and living in the capital city). The basket includes a budget for food and for the kitchen equipment required to prepare, serve, consume and preserve this food. Furthermore, it takes into account the necessary budget for physical activity and for other functions of food, such as its social function for example.