The Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) offers assistance to some of the most vulnerable persons in the EU. The assistance may take the form of food, clothing and other essentials, accompanied by advice, counselling or other help to re-integrate into society.
This catalogue provides a snapshot of FEAD-funded initiatives across the EU but also highlights how they can potentially complement other EU-funded programmes such as the European Social Fund.
The objective of this paper is to give an updated overview of the different situations of men and women in the labour market. It examines what the contribution of the Structural and Investment Funds – and especially the ESF – can be, in terms of both female employment and work life balance initiatives. The report concludes with some recommendations on how current and future European funds can better support female employment and gender equality through fighting gender stereotypes and gender segregation, changing the prevalent working culture, providing high-quality and affordable care solutions, and supporting women in specific situations such as victims of domestic violence.
Study supporting the update of the data reported in the 2007-2013 ESF ex-post evaluation
This report (produced under the contract VT/2017/036 - Study supporting the update of the data reported in the 2007-2013 ESF ex-post evaluation) provides an update of the financial and performance data presented by the Staff Working Document (SWD) and the external synthesis evaluation report, based on the Final Implementation Reports which were submitted to the Commission in the course of 2017.
A wealth of evidence has just been collected and analysed by the European Commission, to identify the trends that are shaping the future: that of the world of work; and that of the vocational education and training systems in the EU Member States.
This issue of Social Agenda is based on two sources. One is the 2018 edition of the Economic and Social Developments review, which came out in July 2018. It focuses on the impact of technological transformation on the employment and social situation.
The other is the concluding conference of a three-year project on the changing nature and role, since 1995, of vocational education and training in the EU plus Iceland and Norway, carried out by Cedefop (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training). This conference took place in November during the central EU-level event of the European Vocational Skills Week.
With a key question running like a red thread from one article to another: how best to empower people in the face of a changing world of work?