Start of the project “Classification of Local Social Benefits Using ESSPROS methodology (follow-up)”

  • 1/14/2020

The project for the Croatian Ministry of Demographics, Family, Youth and Social Policy is a part of the Framework Contract “Provision of Consultancy Services for the Development and Implementation of Structural Reforms in the EU Member States”. The project was awarded to an international consortium led by the Belgium company IBF, and it was being implemented by the Teched Consulting Services Ltd. which is a member of the consortium.

The project was initiated on 14.1.2020. The duration of the project is 16 months. The specific objectives of the project were to support the Croatian authorities in the implementation of a large-scale capacity-building programme to I) Reclassify social benefits using ESSPROS methodology, II) Collect, validate and analyse the ESSPROS data, and III) Provide recommendations to ensure the sustainability of future data collection.

The work which has been provided and resulting recommendations for improving the SoNaL platform and database are expected to result in the following outcomes:

• The capacity of local and national authorities to conduct the data collection, validation and analysis of social benefits using ESSPROS methodology is strengthened, and

• The Croatian authorities' capacity to monitor the social benefits provided at the local level is strengthened