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  • 25/11/2016

    The EU Youth Employment Initiative - Investing in young people

    This brochure describes how the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) supports measures aiming to reduce youth unemployment in the worst affected areas of the EU. It explains the relationship between the YEI and Youth Guarantee schemes, shows how the YEI complements other EU funding instruments such as the European Social Fund (ESF) and highlights the YEI’s achievements so far. The brochure also showcases a selection of the varied projects that are benefiting from YEI funding. Including personal experiences from both project organisers and the young people that took part, these stories demonstrate how YEI support is having a direct and positive impact on the lives of young Europeans across the EU.

  • 25/11/2016

    REFIT study to support evaluation of the Written Statement Directive (91/533/EC)

    This report presents the results of a study analysing whether Directive 91/533/EC on an employer's obligation to inform employees of the conditions applicable to the contract or employment relationship, is still fit for purpose and whether associated costs and burdens are minimised. This exercise was carried out in the context of the European Commission's Regulatory Fitness and Performance programme (REFIT) which aims to make EU law lighter, simpler and less costly.

  • 05/09/2016

    Policy brief on scaling the impact of social enterprises

    This policy brief on strategies and policies to scale the social impact of social enterprises was produced within a multiannual cooperation between the LEED programme of the OECD and the Directorate General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission. It begins by explaining what a social enterprise is and what scaling means in the context of social enterprises. It then compares the scaling patterns of social enterprises and conventional enterprises, looking at social impact vs. profit maximisation, the types of goods and services involved, and stakeholder relations. It goes on to examine specific strategies for scaling impact and also highlights the challenges and policy responses connected with this.

  • 22/08/2016

    Cost–benefit analysis of remedial interventions for the long-term unemployed

    Addressing long-term unemployment is one of the objectives of the European Network of Public Employment Services (PES), as defined in Art 2 of the Decision on enhanced cooperation between PES. In its work programme for 2015, the Network included activities addressing the role of PES in the area of long term unemployment including (at the request of the European Commission, EC), a working group on the integration of the long term unemployed.

    This publication is available only in English in electronic format.

  • 30/06/2016

    Inclusive Business Creation - Good Practice Compendium

    This compendium contains 20 case studies of public programmes in European countries that are successfully supporting business creation by people from disadvantaged and under-represented groups in entrepreneurship. The populations targeted by these programmes include youth, women, seniors, the unemployed, immigrants, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities. Each programme description details the programme’s activities and approach, assesses the challenges faced in development and implementation, and offers tips for successful transfer to other contexts.

    This publication is only available in electronic format in English. German and French versions will follow.