Evidence of effectiveness
Estimations based on the EYSEKT evaluation: 17.4% of the beneficiaries (individuals from socially vulnerable groups) who participate in TOPEKO actions are in employment or entrepreneurship within six months after his/her involvement in the action.
Engagement of stakeholders
TOPEKO follows a bottom-up philosophy at all stages of planning, design and implementation, and involve different levels of government, local institutions and stakeholders, as well as the target groups, through processes of social dialogue and collaborative approach. In this respect, local partnerships, known as “Development Partnerships”, are responsible for the implementation of all projects undertaken in this framework. Development Partnerships consist of members of local community, businesses, professional organizations, non-governmental organizations and institutions of civil society, who decide to join forces, skills and experience to jointly implement a comprehensive intervention in local level. The specificities of each action's stakeholders' coordination meetings are described in detail in the approved Action Plan.