Territorial Pacts: Employment, Social Inclusion and Education

Austria - Territorial Employment Pacts (TEPs)
Territorial Employment Pacts (TEPs) are contracted regional partnerships which aim to ensure better links between employment policy and other policies in order to improve the employment situation at regional and local level. - TEPs have been created in all nine Austrian Federal Provinces since 2000. In addition, TEPs have also been set up at sub-regional level (NUTS III). They established a Co-ordination Unit in 1999 providing nation-wide support, contracted with the BMWA / Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour / ESF.
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Belgium - Territorial Employment Pact in the Region of Bruxelles-Capital
The Territorial Employment Pact in the Brussels-Capital region is a partnership that involves all stakeholders in the employment sector around a common project to enable the improved coordination of action to promote job creation in the territory of the Region Brussels-Capital.
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France - Territorial Pact for insertion (Pacte territorial pour l'insertion) of Côte-d'Or
The pact, which was signed in 2009, was elaborated in collaboration with the State, the employment service, the Regional Council of Bourgogne and representatives of employers, employees and beneficiaries. Côte-d'Or was the first department to experiment with RAS; it was also the first to sign a territorial pact for integration (PTI), a commitment charter that formalizes coordination among all public organisations and associations with the aim of re-integrating people onto the labour market.
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Germany - Higher Education Pact 2020 (Hochschulpakt 2020)
On June 2009, the heads of the Federal Government and the Länder agreed on a continuation of the previous Higher Education Pact. According to the draft agreement, the Pact - which is designed to run until 2020 – is address to maintain the performance of institutions of higher education and give more new entrants access to university. The Federal Government alone is providing more than €5 billion for the second programme phase. The aim is to give the 275,000 additional new entrants expected between 2011 and 2015 a chance to pursue a high-quality university education. It includes a programme for the admission of new university entrants and a programme for the provision of one-off payments for research projects supported by the German Research Association (overheads).
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