Amended proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity - PROGRESS (presented by the Commission pursuant to Article 250 (2) of the EC Treaty)
Brussels, 21.10.2005
COM(2005) 536 final

The overall objective of the community programme for employment and social solidarity is to financially support the implementation of the objectives of the European Union in the employment and social affairs area and thereby, in the context of the Lisbon Strategy, contribute to achieving the objectives of the Social Agenda. To this end, the Programme will provide financial support to the Commission's role of initiative in proposing EU strategies; implementing and following-up of EU objectives and their translation into national policies; supporting and monitoring the implementation of EU legislation; promoting the co-operation and co-ordination mechanisms between Member States and cooperating with organisations representing civil society.

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