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Vocational Education and Training (VET) is an important tool for a country’s social and economic advancement. It offers an alternative educational path for youths and adults who wish to grow professionally, and at the same time provides qualified manpower needed across all sectors of the economy. 
The inclusion of disability in the Sustainable Development Goals is a breakthrough for the billion people around the world who experience some form of disability. Four-fifths live in developing countries, and although they are amongst the poorest, they often find their needs ignored by local governments and aid programmes alike. The challenge ahead for the EU and its partners is to bring the spirit of the SDGs into the detail of aid programming.
http://socieux.eu/
Alicia Martin Diaz 7 February 2014

SOCIEUX+ EU Expertise on Social Protection, Labour and Employment is the extension (2017-2020) of SOCIEUX -EU Expertise in Social Protection- which started operations in January 2014 and is now recognised as an effective and flexible cooperation...

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In much of the developed world, most work is formal – people pay taxes and social security contributions granting them access to health care, social benefits, and legal protection to enforce their workers’ rights. But in the developing world, informal work is the norm and protecting informal sector workers’ rights – whether that’s their right to fair pay and working conditions or protection from abusive labour practices – can be difficult.
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9 November 2015

Our work aims at fostering improvements in the garment sector concerning environmental, labour and human rights conditions

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After years of conflict and instability, impoverished Somalia faces a daunting list of development and security challenges. This arid country is vulnerable to famine and disease, the long coastline is a haven for pirates and the militant extremist group al-Shabab remains a potent threat. But when speaking to capacity4dev.eu recently, Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia Mohamed Omar Arteh said the most pressing issue of all for his country is addressing the needs of the youth.
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Most countries can finance some kind of social safety net through domestic resources, according to Belgian deputy prime minister and minister for development Alexander De Croo. But he says developing nations often lack the technical knowledge to build sustainable programmes for things like health care, social work and pensions. That’s where European policy experts come in through EU programme Socieux. To mark the launch of the next phase, Socieux+, we hear from participants on both sides of the exchange.
Social protection in Somalia
Most of the humanitarian response in Somalia remains focused on short-term assistance that doesn’t address the underlying causes of poverty and vulnerability among Somali communities. The growing consensus among international actors is that more long-term approaches are needed to make a sustainable difference in people's lives.
SPaN Group Administrators posted Information 30 August 2018

In the following interview Ralf Radermacher, Head of Sector Social Protection at giz:

Craig Hill posted Information 18 January 2019

Dans cette interview, nous parlons avec Eric Pitois, responsable du fond fiduciaire de résilience et ancien directeur du bureau de la Direction Générale pour la protection civile et les opérations d'aide humanitaire de la Commission européenne (DG ECHO) au Burkina Faso.

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