This tool kit is designed to help national networks engage with the National Reform Programme (2006-8) of the revised Lisbon Strategy and provides specific information on the 2007 Implementation Report. It primarily focuses on the Employment guidelines but makes reference to the macro and micro elements.
It first provides background information on the National Reform Programme (NRP) process as part of the revised Lisbon strategy and clarifies its link to the National Action Plans process of the European Employment Strategy. It draws on the Tool Kits developed for the European Employment Strategy and the EAPN Ireland support documents to the Lisbon process. It gives networks the key elements/timeline and key actors of the new process and provides links to key documents/resources.
It then gives a summary of key actions and developments for the process in 2007. We give some tips for engaging in the new round, building on networks experience.
At the end we make a proposal for key demands that EAPN would like to see in the National Reform Programmes. This will form the basis for our assessment of the NRP following its presentation on the 15th October.
Please let us know at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org, whether the tool kit is useful and how we can improve it, to make it an effective tool for the EAPN networks to use.