Evaluation of EU support to social protection in external action 2007-2013: Final report

Publication date: 2018

The evaluation has a strategic focus and assesses to what extent the EU support to social protection contributed to achieving the objectives of EU cooperation in the area of social protection. The assessment identifies key lessons and best practices, and produces recommendations in order to improve the current and future EU strategies, policies and actions. The evaluation covers the period 2007-2013. The geographical scope includes all third regions and countries under the mandate of the EU Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) and of the EU Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) that are covered by the IPA (including Croatia but excluding Iceland), ENPI/ENI (except Syria and Libya), DCI and EDF.The thematic scope of the evaluation was on the social insurance and social assistance measures to address the following risks and needs: unemployment, parental responsibilities, sickness and healthcare, work accidents/employment injuries, disability, loss of a spouse or parent, old age, and social exclusion.

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