Research Papers 2013

Synopsis Here you will find a list of Committee for Employment and Learning research papers published during 2013.

  • European Commission Legislative, Non Legislative and Status Unknown Proposals Q3 2014

    Reference: 96/14 - Date: 08/10/2014

    This paper provides spreadsheets detailing European Commission Legislative, non-legislative and status unknown proposals Q3 2014

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  • Statistics on Blind and Partially-sighted people in Northern Ireland

    Reference: 129/13 - Date: 04/11/2013

    This Briefing Note provides a short summary of currently available statistics on blind or partially sighted persons living in Northern Ireland.

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  • Good Practice Gender Equality Policy in EU27 Nations

    Reference: 123/13 - Date: 09/10/2013

    This paper discusses examples of good practice policy for the promotion of gender equality within the labour market. The paper will initially briefly discuss the Gender Equality Strategy for Northern Ireland. It will then briefly discuss the policy used in Finland, Denmark and Austria.

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  • Issues of Note to the Committee for Employment and Learning

    Reference: 113/13 - Date: 18/09/2013

    This paper discusses issues that may be of note to the Committee for Employment and Learning. The issues discussed in this paper are: • Northern Ireland Economy and Labour Market; • Zero hours contracts; and • Unemployment amongst older workers.

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  • Measuring Employment and Unemployment

    Reference: 112/13 - Date: 18/09/2013

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  • Counting NEETs

    Reference: 111/13 - Date: 18/09/2013

    This paper provides a brief discussion regarding how the number of young people Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEETs) is calculated.

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  • Follow up Questions to Quarter 2 Commission Work Programme Briefing

    Reference: 103/13 - Date: 03/09/2013

    This paper provides a response to questions asked by the Committee for Employment and Learning during a briefing on the European Commission Work Programme.The paper provides further information on: •Partnership Agreements for the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF); •The Consultative Partnership Group; and •The previous use of Partnership Agreements.

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  • EU Legislative Proposals & Non-Legislative Proposals Q2 2013

    Reference: 102/13 - Date: 03/09/2013

    Spreadsheets detailing the EU legislative and non-legislaive proposals for Quarter 2, 2013.

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  • 3rd International Symposium on Expertise in Sustainable Society

    Reference: 101/13 - Date: 03/09/2013

    This paper provides a brief discussion of the 3rd International Symposium on Expertise in Sustainable Society (ISESS).

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  • Barriers to employer led training programmes

    Reference: 100/13 - Date: 03/09/2013

    This paper considers the perceived barriers to employer led training programmes designed to encourage young people into employment.

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  • Skills Shortages in Germany

    Reference: 55/13 - Date: 24/04/2013

    The Briefing Note is written in response to a question raised in the Committee for Employment and Learning with regard to the nature of skills shortages in Germany.

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  • European Commission Legislative and Non-Legislative Proposals 2013 Q1

    Reference: 42/13 - Date: 19/03/2013

    This paper provides spreadsheets detailing European Commission legislative and non-legislative proposals 2013 Q1.

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  • Follow up Questions to Quarter 1 Commission Work Programme Briefing

    Reference: 41/13 - Date: 19/03/2013

    This paper provides a response to a number of questions raised by the Committee for Employment and Learning following a RaISe briefing on the European Commission Work Programme 2013 for the 1st Quarter of 2013.

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  • Work Experience Programmes in Great Britain

    Reference: 40/13 - Date: 19/03/2013

    This paper discusses the work experience programmes as they operate in Great Britain and the implications of the recent court judgement on the Sector Based Work Academies.

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  • The Work Programme

    Reference: 39/13 - Date: 19/03/2013

    This paper discusses the Work Programme in Great Britain and its Providers.

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  • European Social Fund and the Department for Employment and Learning

    Reference: 33/13 - Date: 27/02/2013

    This paper discusses the European Social Fund and how it is allocated to applicant organisations in Northern Ireland. The paper will also discuss the most recent funding tranche (Call 2, Priority 1) including the funding streams, the assessment process and the amounts allocated.

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  • The Living Wage

    Reference: 15/13 - Date: 25/01/2013

    This paper provides an overview of how The Living Wage is calculated and who benefits.

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  • Employment Law: A Comparison of Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland

    Reference: 11/13 - Date: 23/01/2013

    This paper briefly compares the employment legislation of Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland in the context of the review of employment law by the Department for Employment and Learning.

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  • Northern Ireland’s Economy and Labour Market

    Reference: 07/13 - Date: 17/01/2013

    This paper provides a discussion of the Northern Ireland Economy and Labour Market. It includes consideration of economic growth, employment and unemployment and levels of economic activity.

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  • CERN -The Potential Benefits of Links with Northern Ireland

    Reference: 06/13 - Date: 17/01/2013

    The following paper discusses CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire - the European Organisation for Nuclear Research) and possible opportunities for Northern Ireland.

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  • Relationship between Employment Regulation and Labour Market Flexibility

    Reference: 05/13 - Date: 17/01/2013

    The following paper considers the potential impact regulation has on employment levels and labour market flexibility.

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  • Labour Force Survey Methodology

    Reference: 04/13 - Date: 17/01/2013

    This paper briefly discusses the methodology used in the United Kingdom and the European Union to gather data for the Labour Force Survey (LFS) and working age definitions.

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  • The University of Geneva and CERN

    Reference: 03/13 - Date: 17/01/2013

    This Briefing Note provides information on the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the links it has developed with CERN.

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  • Financial Forecasting by the Department of Employment and Learning for 2012-13

    Reference: 02/13 - Date: 17/01/2013

    This short Briefing Note provides the Committee for Employment and Learning with the most up-to-date data available on the Department for Employment and Learning’s (DEL) forecast outturn for the current financial year.

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