Peer reviews and mutual learning activities in the fields of employment, social affairs and inclusion

MFC ICF Peer review 2

PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR

Anette Scoppetta

EXTERNAL PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR

Mattias Wihlborg, ICF (United Kingdom)

PROJECT PARTNERS

ICF International (Belgium & United Kingdom)

Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale (Italy)

BACKGROUND

ICF, in collaboration with the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research and IRS, have been awarded a framework contract with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) to organise and provide content for peer reviews and mutual learning activities for another four years (2022-2026). In the preceding framework contract, which was implemented between 2016 and 2021, ICF and its partners organised around 100 events and mutual learning activities.

AIMS

The general objective of the peer reviews and mutual learning activities in the fields of employment, social affairs and inclusion is to facilitate learning debate regarding policy developments, reforms and investments at European and national level in domains such as: employment, social protection, social inclusion, labour law, health and long-term care, pensions, free movement and coordination of social security, working conditions, health and safety at work, social dialogue, labour mobility, minimum income, inclusion of migrants, competences, skills, including digital skills, vocational education and training, adult learning, and other policy fields relevant to social economy.

METHODS

We support the organisation of peer reviews mutual learning activities through facilitation and analytical support services, including thematic and country discussion papers.

ACTIVITIES/MILESTONES

Mutual learning is facilitated through different types of activities such as peer reviews, peer learning, policy learning conferences and events, working groups, expert groups, etc. Various formats such as peer reviews, mutual learning seminars and Conferences are used throughout the duration of the Framework Contract. The European Centre actively contributed to the following mutual learning events:

Mutual learning events

Mutual learning workshop on quality in long-term care (Brussels, Belgium, 19-20 June 2023)

The European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research supports the Sustainable Development Goals

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UN SDG Decent Work and Economic Growth
UN SDG Reduced Inequalities