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30 June 2010 to 2 July 2010


On Wednesday 30 June - Day 1 will explain what the joint Africa-EU
Strategy is, followed by a presentation of AU and EU policies in
particular in the area of employment, social protection and other decent
work related issues.

On Thursday 1 July - Day 2  the workshop will be divided in the four
below working groups:

1) Skills development and labour market needs/employment including for
migrant workers.
2) Improving working conditions and extending social protection
coverage in the informal economy including migrant workers.
3) Affordability, fiscal space and long term sustainability of
country-defined and social protection systems in Africa in line with AU
Social Policy Framework for Africa and the UN Social Protection Floor
4) Presentation of employment-creation measures such as employment
intensive methods in particular within infrastructure.

On Friday 2 July - Day 3 the outcome documents from the four working groups
will be presented. This will be followed by a discussion on human
rights. The afternoon will be devoted on the way forward.

Expected results:

It is expected that the workshop
reaches the following results:

1) The participants will have a better understanding and knowledge of
various approaches used by EU member states and African states for their
consideration in national, regional and continental related strategies
and programmes;
2) Improved understanding and solutions for addressing employment
policies and strategies;
3) Identify areas of common interest for further cooperation between

hjordis ogendo posted Information 16 June 2010


On Wednesday 30 June - Day 1

Deborah Balicki uploaded a new Document 6 June 2011
From22 June 2011
in Brussels (Belgium)

Social protection has to be provided within a multi-sectoral and
comprehensive strategy.  What does this mean in practice?

What is a comprehensive model of social protection? What role the EC can play
in facilating comprehensive models?

The InfoPoint welcomes you to dialogue on these issues & on how to link the
rise of social protection to an inclusive growth agenda.

Mrs R Sabates-Wheeler, Fellow and Director of the Centre for Social
Protection Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK
Mr M Davies, Programme Manager, Centre for Social Protection, Institute of
Development Studies, Sussex, UK

The event will be chaired by Mrs H Ogendo Unit 'Employment, Social Inclusion
and Migration' Development & Cooperation, EuropeAid, EC.

EuropeAid is the organiser of this event.

Alicia Martin Diaz posted Information 23 November 2011

The Commission Work Plan 2012 was adopted on the 15th of November (COM(2011) 777final). Annex I "Forthcoming Initiatives" includes the proposal to adopt in 2012 a Commission Communication on Social Protection in EU Development Cooperation.

Alicia Martin Diaz posted Information 6 January 2012

In accordance with the Commission work plan for 2012, DG DEVCO is preparing a Communication on Social Protection in EU Development Cooperation, to be adopted in 2012.

Alicia Martin Diaz posted Information 2 May 2012

The public consultation process for the preparation of the Communication began on the 16th of December 2011 and ended on the 18th of April.