Income distribution, poverty and social policy

Ongoing

The EU Social Situation Monitor

The aim of the project is to analyse trends in income distribution, poverty, social exclusion and material deprivation as well as health across the European Union, the position of different groups in society in these regards and the social welfare systems in place in different Member States for tackling problems of inequality and deprivation.

Ongoing

Management of the European Social Policy Network

The European Social Policy Network (ESPN) brings together the work previously done by the independent experts on social inclusion for the assessment of national social inclusion policies,  the independent experts for the analytical support on social protection reforms and by the government experts on social protection systems (the Mutual Information Systems on Social Protection – MISSOC).

The ESPN will provide high quality and timely independent information, advice, analysis and expertise in monitoring progress towards the EU’s social (protection and inclusion) goals and will help the Commission to identify and stimulate debate and discussion on effective policy developments and innovative developments in Member States.

Applica is responsible for coordinating the work of the government experts on social protection systems (the Mutual Information Systems on Social Protection – MISSOC) and for communication activities (seminars, publications and online resources).

Completed
Completed

Investigating existing datasets on social protection

The aim of this contract was to investigate existing datasets on social protection (including the ILO Social Security Inquiry, ESSPROS, the Social Security Administration’s Social Security Programs Throughout the World) with a view to develop a methodology to advance towards a consistent global database. The work implied mapping existing datasets, identifying major gaps in the data and setting up a framework to integrate them into the macroeconomic structure of the UN Global Policy Model (UN GPM).

Completed

Peer Review in Social Protection and Social Inclusion

The purpose of the contract is to provide support to the Commission on the Peer Review process which is aimed at improving policy in the areas of social protection and social inclusion. Applica is responsible for the communication strategy, for publications, summary reports and the website.

Completed
Completed
Completed

Comparative analytical report on access to income support of young people

The report will adopt a wide-ranging view of the support available to young people in different parts of Europe and set out the different kinds of support that are provided, their level in terms of the income they provide, the extent to which they are conditional on certain circumstances, modes of behavior or the other income coming into the household.

Completed
Completed
Completed
Completed

Net social protection benefits (ESSPROS)

The objective of this project is to assist Eurostat in the preparation, collection and validation of the pilot data collection on net social protection benefits to be carried out in all Member States by the end of 2008 and the preparation of feasibility studies to improve the data.

 

 

Completed

Development of a draft methodology for the collection of harmonised statistics on childcare

The primary concern of this project, after collecting data on the demand and provision of childcare from all Member States, was to indicate the data which still need to be made available in order to assess the support available to those with children and the use they make of this. A parallel aim was to develop a methodology for data collection to ensure some degree of coherence and as much comparability as possible across countries.

Completed

Social Protection in Europe

Analysis, drafting and editing of the five biennial reports analysing trends and developments in social protection systems across Europe as well as overall management of production of the first four.