The new European Consensus on Development confirms the EU’s solid commitment to promote inclusive social protection systems and employment policies as means to reduce poverty, vulnerability and inequalities in partner countries.

SOCIEUX+ is set up precisely to improve the capacities of partner countries to design and manage inclusive, effective and suitable labor and employment policies and social protection systems. SOCIEUX+ builds on the experience of SOCIEUX EU Expertise in Social Protection, which provided over 1,700 days of expertise in 37 actions in 23 different countries worldwide over a three-year period. Please download SOCIEUX's 2013-2016 Report for more information.

how does SOCIEUX+ work

SOCIEUX+ is a demand-driven technical assistance facility where institutions from partner countries submit requests in a simple format. The SOCIEUX+ Team then fine-tunes the request in collaboration with the requesting Partner Institution to ensure a tailored and well-defined technical cooperation.



Furthermore, SOCIEUX+ includes Knowledge Development activities to capitalise on the results of carried out actions.

SOCIEUX+ is uncomplicated, quick, and flexible. Its peer-to-peer approach guarantees appropriate and adequate technical cooperation that builds on a common understanding of issues at hand.


scope of work

The SOCIEUX+ areas of intervention include all social protection, labour and employment dimensions, including:

  • social insurance: contributory pensions, health, accident, unemployment protection;
  • social assistance: cash transfers and allowances programmes, income guarantee schemes, old age benefits, child and disability grants, public works, social services;
  • labour policy and law, active labour market policies, information systems, decent work, workers, informal economy, working conditions, labour relations, labour standards, social dialogue; and,
  • employment policy, security and services, vocational education and training, and skills development. 

Implementing partnership

SOCIEUX+ has the financial support of EuropeAid and is implemented by an EU-wide Partnership:  Expertise France (leading member), the Spanish Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas  (FIIAPP), Belgian International Cooperation on Social Protection (BELINCOSOC) and the Belgian  Development Agency (Enabel).