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07/11/2014

Monitoring good practices in the areas of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. Report on examples of projects funded by DG EMPL in 2011-2012. Ex-post evaluation of PROGRESS: Synthesis Report

Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2014 - ISBN 978-92-79-41243-1 - doi: 10.2767/54023




The European Commission finances projects enabling national, regional and local administrations, social and economic partners and other organisations to exchange good practices in the fields of  employment, working conditions, social inclusion and social protection. To facilitate the dissemination of the achieved results this report reviews good practice examples of projects supported by the Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity — Progress in the  years 2011 – 2012. 
For example, a project in the field of employment focused on the transition of young people from education to labour market, specifically, on a “Simulated Enterprise” method to facilitate it. Similarly, a project in the field of social protection and social inclusion explored innovative policies for elderly women, specifically, the establishment of a multi-service community centre for women over 70. Likewise, in the field of working conditions two projects successfully launched European Sector Skills Councils and completed their first year of operation, with two further projects resulting in the agreement of social partners to establish such Councils; a number of other projects explored restructuring issues to increase understanding of social partners, especially trade unions, of the  sector-specific needs and challenges.  All projects collected a solid and comparative knowledge base, good practice examples from different EU countries and policy recommendations, which may be interesting to policy- makers designing or implementing policy interventions in the respective policy areas. The projects covered  by this report are good practice examples of the involvement of different stakeholders, mutual learning and developing a positive and proactive approach to change.

author(s): European Commission/DG Employment and Social Affairs/ Unit 0.1
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