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Training seminar for Focal Officers on PROGRESS and EU social inclusion issues Funding opportunities for NGOs under PROGRESS Friday, 27th of June 2008, 9.30am-11.30am at the EFSC headquarters in Brussels Kerstin Weertz – EU WAREHOUSE BVBA (Brussels). eu warehouse .

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Training seminar for Focal Officers on PROGRESS

and EU social inclusion issues

Funding opportunities for NGOs under PROGRESS

Friday, 27th of June 2008, 9.30am-11.30am

at the EFSC headquarters in Brussels

Kerstin Weertz – EU WAREHOUSE BVBA (Brussels)

eu warehouse

7 rue Kerckx, B-1050 Brüssel, Email: kerstin.weertz@skynet.be

Tel.: 0032-2-644 28 03, Fax: 0032-2-649 89 66

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Community Programmefor Employment and Social Solidarity

PROGRESS 2007-2013

      • Simplification and streamlining of Community expenditure
  • Integrated Programme
  • Divided into five policy sections
  • Overall budget: 743 million€

EU WAREHOUSE, 7 rue Kerckx, B-1050 Brüssel, Email: eu-warehouse@skynet.be, Tel.: 0032-2-644 28 03

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POLICY CONTEXT

  • The revised Lisbon Strategy – Growth, Competitiveness and Job Creation
  • Boost knowledge and innovation
  • Make Europe a more attractive place to invest and work
  • Create more and better jobs

eu warehouse

7 rue Kerckx, B-1050 Brüssel, Email: kerstin.weertz@skynet.be

Tel.: 0032-2-644 28 03, Fax: 0032-2-649 89 66

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*LISBON Strategy (March 2000)

  • transition to a knowledge based societymodernising the European social modeland economy
  • information society for all education for a knowledge society
  • economy reforms more and better jobs
    • modernizing social security
    • supporting social integration
    • Employment PolicySocialagendaLifelong Learning
    • *... to become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion“

EU WAREHOUSE, 7 rue Kerckx, B-1050 Brussels, E-Mail: kerstin.weertz@skynet.be, Tel.: 0032-2-644 28 03

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POLICY CONTEXT

    • The Social Agenda – the roadmap for actions in the employment and social area
    • as part of the Lisbon Strategy
    • Pursue an integrated European approach guaranteeing positive interplay
    • between economic, social and employment policies;
    • Promote quality – of employment, social policy and industrial relations –, which, in return,
    • should make it possible to improve human and social capital;
    • Modernise systems of social protection by adapting them to the current requirements of our societies,
    • on the basis of solidarity and by strengthening their role as a productive factor
    • ------------
  • Moving towards full employment
  • Making work a real option for all
  • Increasing the quality and productivity of work, and
  • Anticipating and managing change
  • Creating a more cohesive society: Equal opportunities for all
  • Modernising social protection
  • Combatting poverty and promoting social inclusion
  • Promoting diversity and non-discrimination$

EU WAREHOUSE, 7 rue Kerckx, B-1050 Brüssel, Email: eu-warehouse@skynet.be, Tel.: 0032-2-644 28 03

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PROGRESS OVERALL GOAL

To financially support the implementation of the EU-objectives in the employment and

social affairs area, as set out in the Social Agenda, and thereby contribute to the

achievement of the Lisbon Strategy goals in these fields.

PROGRESS GENERAL OBJECTIVES

To improve the knowledge and understanding of the situations prevailing in the MS

To support the development of statistical tools, methods and common indicators

To support and monitor the implementation of policy objectives and Community law

in the Member States, and assess their effectiveness and their impact

To promote networking/mutual learning, identification and dissemination of good practice

and innovative approaches at EU level

To enhance the awareness of stakeholders + general public about the EU policies + objectives

To boost the capacity of key EU networks to promote, support and further develop

EU policies and objectives

To promote gender mainstreaming into all sections and activities of PROGRESS

EU WAREHOUSE, 7 rue Kerckx, B-1050 Brüssel, Email: eu-warehouse@skynet.be, Tel.: 0032-2-644 28 03

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FIVE POLICY AREAS

Employment

Social inclusion and social protection

Working conditions

Anti-discrimination

Gender equality

EU WAREHOUSE, 7 rue Kerckx, B-1050 Brüssel, Email: eu-warehouse@skynet.be, Tel.: 0032-2-644 28 03

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ACTIVITIES

Analytical activities(data/statistics; common indicators; studies; impact assessments)

Mutual learning, Awareness & Dissemination(best practices & peer review; media campaigns and events)

Support to main actors (support to key EU networks; working groups; training seminars; experts' networks; EU level observatories; exchange of personnel; cooperation with international institutions)

EU WAREHOUSE, 7 rue Kerckx, B-1050 Brüssel, Email: eu-warehouse@skynet.be, Tel.: 0032-2-644 28 03

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ELIGIBLE ORGANISATIONS / COUNTRIES

  • Public employment services and their agencies
  • Local and regional authorities
  • Specialised bodies provided for under Community law
  • Social partners
  • NGOs, in particular those organised at European level
  • Higher education institutions and research institutes
  • Experts in evaluation
  • National statistical offices
  • Media
  • Participating countries

EU WAREHOUSE, 7 rue Kerckx, B-1050 Brüssel, Email: eu-warehouse@skynet.be, Tel.: 0032-2-644 28 03

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Social Protection & Social Inclusion

  • Eradicating poverty and ensuring social protection for all
  • Open Method of Coordination (OMC)
  • MS are responsible for social inclusion and social protection policies but recognise that they face common challenges and that they can learn from each other
  • National action plans for the period 2006-2008:
  • Tackle child poverty
  • Promote 'active inclusion' of the most disadvantaged in society
  • Ensure adequate and sustainable pensions
  • Ensure equal access to health and long-term care

EU WAREHOUSE, 7 rue Kerckx, B-1050 Brüssel, Email: eu-warehouse@skynet.be, Tel.: 0032-2-644 28 03

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Non-discrimination & diversity

  • equal treatment and a life free if discrimination
  • two anti-discrimination laws
  • nature and scale of the phenomenon of discrimination calls for a more proactive concept of equality, emphasizing public authority responsibility at all levels of governance.
  • - EU must also work to change attitudes and behaviour
  • - Separate strategy to mainstream disability issues into relevant EU policies and promote the integration of people with disabilities

EU WAREHOUSE, 7 rue Kerckx, B-1050 Brüssel, Email: eu-warehouse@skynet.be, Tel.: 0032-2-644 28 03

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What else?

  • Direct management by the Commission
  • Commission is assisted by a Committee
  • Approval by the Committee
  • Annual Plans of Work

EU WAREHOUSE, 7 rue Kerckx, B-1050 Brüssel, Email: eu-warehouse@skynet.be, Tel.: 0032-2-644 28 03