The EU programme for employment and social innovation — EaSI — has been established to contribute to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy targets, by providing financial support for the Union’s objectives in terms of promoting a high level of quality and sustainable employment, guaranteeing adequate and decent social protection, combating social exclusion and poverty and improving working conditions. The EaSI incorporates three existing programmes and extends their coverage: Progress (programme for employment and social solidarity), EURES (European Employment Services) and the European Progress Microfinance Facility. The EaSI will enable the Commission to increase the policy coherence and impact of its instruments, which have common objectives.
Every year since 2007, the Commission has reported on the performance of the implementation of the activities funded by Progress (2007–13) in line with the results-based management. The EaSI (2014–20) continues this approach, trying to make its activities always more effective and its results more tangible.
With this report the Commission responds to a need of accountability and greater visibility of its activities. It monitors the performance of its actions and incorporates the stakeholders’ views on the programme’s operations in 2014.