SOCIEUX+ EU Expertise on Social Protection, Labour and Employment is a technical assistance facility conceived to support partner countries and institutions to better design and manage inclusive, effective, and sustainable employment policies and social protection systems. SOCIEUX+ provides access to short-term high-quality European expertise from peers to peers.

SOCIEUX+ is an uncomplicated, quick, and flexible cooperation facility that combines:

  • Short-term, peer-to-peer technical assistance provided by experts drawn primarily from the European public administrations and mandated bodies
  • Triangular cooperation, by relying on international expert teams that combine European and non-European practitioners; or facilitating cooperation between institutions;
  • Knowledge Development activities to capitalise the results of actions carried out in the framework of the Facility.

Its synergetic, peer-to-peer approach ensures a tailored, to-the-point, technical cooperation. SOCIEUX+ actions take the form of single or several short-term activities which are in general implemented onsite.

SOCIEUX+ partners with public authorities and mandated bodies at national, regional and local levels working in the in the fields of social protection, labour and employment. A flexible, demand-driven instrument, SOCIEUX+ invites partner institutions to submit requests for technical assistance.

The high-level meeting was backed up by the highest-level of institutional representation including Commissioner Neven Mimica, Deputy Director-General Klaus Rudischhauser and Belgian ministers of Social Affairs Maggie De Block and Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo.

The conference was attended by more than 250 experts amongst decision-makers, official representatives and practitioners of the EU Member States and Partner Countries.

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