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The French food basket - Paris  (13/10/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-01-15-533-EN-N

The French 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.

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Analytical Web Note 6/2015 - High and rising inequalities; what can be done about it (at EU level)?  (08/10/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-BM-15-007-EN-N

This note reviews the main drivers of inequality in the European Union and reflects on what can be done about it at EU level. It explains the distinction between inequalities of opportunities and inequalities of outcomes and discusses how inequality affects growth and the labour market.

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The 2015 Pension Adequacy Report: current and future income adequacy in old age in the EU. Volume I & Volume II  (05/10/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-01-15-672-EN-N

This 2015 edition of the Pension Adequacy Report, published in two volumes, assesses the degree to which pensions manage to provide older people with adequate income and poverty protection. Having examined the role of pensions in current living standards, the report discusses the impact of recent pension reforms, analyses the future risks to adequate old-age incomes and makes suggestions as to how these risks might be addressed by Member States, notably by women and men postponing their retirement by working to higher ages and by saving more. The report also underlines the need for mechanisms to protect those unable to have sufficiently long careers and to save adequately.

While the main report, published as volume I, is devoted to a comparative analysis of pension adequacy at EU-28 level, a detailed discussion of pension adequacy in each of the 28 Member States is given in volume II. This publication is available in electronic format in English only.


EGF - Key Achievements 2013-2014  (23/09/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-01-15-567-EN-N

The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) was set up in 2006 to express EU solidarity with workers affected by mass redundancies triggered by shifting world trade patterns. The scope of the Fund was later widened to include also mass lay-offs caused by the Economic and Financial Crisis. Between 2007 and 2014, the European Commission approved 134 EGF applications from Member States, who requested EUR 561.1 million to support 122 121 redundant workers. The EGF measures are delivered in a combination of projects run by national and/or regional authorities. This leaflet seeks to highlight activities supported by the EGF in 2013-14. The information presented is based on the Biennial Report on the EGF which the Commission submitted to the European Parliament and the Council on 22 July 2015.

This publication is available only in electronic version in English.


Performance Monitoring Report of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) 2014  (09/09/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-XC-15-001-EN-N

During 2014 the EaSI (The EU programme for employment and social innovation) helped to generate evidence to make a significant contribution to EU policy initiatives launched in the field of employment and social affairs. It also supported policy coordination, the sharing of best practice, capacity building and testing of innovative policies. The EaSI (via its EURES axis) contributed to a better functioning of the labour markets by facilitating geographical mobility of workers, providing greater transparency on the labour market and ensuring the clearance of vacancies and applications for employment at European level.

This Report is available in electronic version in English only.


2014 Social Protection Performance Monitor (SPPM) dashboard results  (01/09/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-02-15-585-EN-N

This short summary report presents an overview of recent developments in the social situation in EU Member States, based on the results from the latest edition of the Social Protection Performance Monitor (SPPM). It is produced by the Social Protection Committee as part of its work of monitoring social situations in the Member States. The 2014 dashboard results paint a picture of little improvement in the overall social situation in the EU, with ongoing disparities across Member States and, for some, a worsening situation. Unemployment, poverty and social exclusion again stand out as areas of concern, despite early signs of economic recovery.

This publication is available only in electronic version in English.


Analytical Web Note 4/2015 - Trends in poverty and social exclusion (2012-2014)  (28/08/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-BM-15-002-EN-N

This analytical web-note provides an overview on the recent trends in poverty and social exclusion statistics, based on the indicator of at-risk-of poverty or social exclusion (AROPE) and its three components: at-risk of poverty, severe material deprivation and jobless households. It provides an update of the European Commission (2014) supplement on "Trends in Poverty and Social Exclusion".


Analytical Web Note 5/2015 - Latest trends in social protection expenditure  (28/08/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-BM-15-005-EN-N

This edition of the analytical web-notes analyses the developments of social protection expenditure until 2014. It analyses the main drivers of these evolutions, in relation to the economic cycle and sheds light on the impact of policy changes, including fiscal consolidation measures, on income distribution.

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Adult Learners in Digital Learning Environments (EAC-2013-0563)  (26/08/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-04-15-181-EN-N

The study aimed to contribute to the work of the Commission and Member States in achieving the objectives set out in the Education and Training 2020 Strategy (ET 2020), which aims (inter alia) to raise the currently largely static rates of adult participation in learning towards the ET 2020 target of 15%, thus contributing to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

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Upskilling unemployed adults (aged 25 to 64): The organisation, profiling and targeting of training provision  (25/08/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-AZ-15-001-EN-N

This review presents an in-depth analysis of funded training provision across Member States aimed at raising the skills of adult unemployed persons (25-64) with low levels of qualifications or inadequate basic skills. The review describes the funding, the institutions responsible for governance and the implementation of training programmes. It maps and provides detailed information of the set-up of training interventions and measures provided to unemployed adults throughout the 33 EEPO countries. The review also explores lessons from comparative analysis, drawing on evaluation findings, highlighting effective design features and considers the role of the European Structural Fund (ESF) in supporting training for unemployed adults. Finally, it outlines the challenges training programmes need to overcome and presents a set of recommendations.

This publication is available only in electronic version in English.