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
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.
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
2) Improved understanding and solutions for addressing employment
policies and strategies;
3) Identify areas of common interest for further cooperation between
The workshop – co-organised by the European Commission and the African Union Commission – was a two-day event with the participation of about 60 experts from AU and EU governments, civil society including social partners, international organisations such as ILO, UNICEF, World Bank, Regional Econo
SOCIEUX, the Social Protection EU Expertise in Development Cooperation will
support the capacity building of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) and
other key institutions on costing and financing social protection
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.
Organised byMaria Rosa De Paolis, EuropeAid, DEVCO B3
It is an excellent opportunity to introduce SOCIEUX on the International Day
for the Eradication of Poverty: Social protection plays a vital role in
reducing poverty and protecting vulnerable groups such as children, the
unemployed or old people.
SOCIEUX helps developing countries to better design and manage their social
protection systems through mobilisation of experts from the EU or South
countries to easily share knowledge and experience.
The event will present the second book of CBM series on disability-inclusive
development (DID) “Inclusion Counts. The Economic Case for Disability
Inclusive Development". The publication highlights the *economic implications
of disability-inclusive policies* and speaks to a broad audience, including
governments and policy makers. The event will raise awareness among EU
decision-makers and other stakeholders on the advantages of
disability-inclusion; it also aims to create an opportunity to broaden and
strengthen the dialogue between them and representatives from persons with
disabilities organisations (DPOs) worldwide.
The event is part of a week-long event dedicated to the issue of disability
in celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities,
organized by the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC),
via its EU Task Group and its partners.
Ariane Lignier: EU Policy Officer, CBM International Office, Brussels,
+32(0)2.256.9001; firstname.lastname@example.org 
Interactive session about lessons learnt from the "Fit for Life" EU funded
project which supports efforts to ensure decent work, social protection and
inclusion for all members of society in East Africa , while addressing
critical issues such as gender equality and sexual and reproductive health
and rights (SRHR) and why such integrated approaches are key to sustainable