The European Commission has published its third monitoring report, containing best practices of projects in the area of working conditions, employment, social affairs and inclusion.
This publication is part of the EU's Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). According to the Commission, “These good practice examples can form a basis for policy recommendations, which may be useful to the policy-maker designing or implementing policy interventions in this area.”
One of the featured projects involved partners from Austria, Croatia and Slovenia. The project dealt with skills forecasting, and the partners developed specific software for unemployment forecasting. This software would help plan enrolment quotas for educational programmes.
Another successful project, called AGES 2.0 (Italy, UK), tested whether elderly people’s health and well-being can improve through social media. Based on the project findings, there were seven policy recommendations, including:
Encourage care homes to provide access to digital technologies and support;
Tailor PC's to participants' needs;
Support care staff in acquiring the skills needed to make older people digitally literate.
The report collected a total of 19 examples of good practice – 9 in the area of employment, 7 in the field of social protection and inclusion and 3 from projects focusing on working conditions.
Click here to view the full report.