A Comparative Analysis of the European Social Fund in Five Countries
Edited By Daniel Pop and Cristina Stanus
The book is the result of the Educational selectivity effects of the European Social Fund project (July 2012 and December 2013), developed with the support of the Education Support Program of the Open Society Foundations.
- About the editors
- About the book
- This eBook can be cited
- List of tables
- List of abbreviations
- 1 Introduction: Conceptualizing educational service delivery markets created through the ESF
- The context: ESF, education and social inclusion in the five countries
- The governance of service delivery markets and the impact of EU structural funds
- Analytical framework
- Methods and data
- The structure of the book
- 2 Linking ESF implementation with low administrative capacity: The case of Bulgaria
- The Operational Programme Human Resources Development in Bulgaria
- The institutional set-up of ESF in Bulgaria
- Shaping the market for educational service delivery using calls for applications under BG-OPHRD
- Conclusion: Ups and downs in the commissioning cycle
- 3 Balancing ESF goals with established national policy on special education: The case of the Czech Republic
- The context: Roma children in the Czech education system
- ESF-funded programmes in the Czech Republic
- Progress in CZ-ECOP implementation by 2012
- The institutional set-up of ESF in the Czech Republic
- Shaping the educational welfare market in the Czech Republic
- 4 ESF-funded education delivery under arbitrary rule-making: The case of Hungary
- The Social Renewal Operational Programme
- Progress in HU-SROP implementation
- The institutional set-up of ESF implementation in Hungary
- Market-shaping decisions in the calls for applications
- 5 Rule rigidity in face of public pressure: The case of Romania
- The Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development
- The institutional set-up of ESF in Romania
- Shaping the market for educational service delivery: Calls for applications under RO-SOPHRD
- Improving the situation of the Roma as horizontal objective
- 6 ESF as a substitute for national education funding: The case of Slovakia
- The Operational Programme Education
- Progress in SK-OPE implementation
- The SK-OPE and national education policy
- The institutional set-up of ESF implementation in the Slovak Republic
- Calls for applications and their educational selectivity impact
- 7 The educational selectivity effects of bureaucratic discretion: Conclusion and policy recommendations
- The institutional dimension: Complexity and over-formalization
- Bureaucratic decisions shaping the markets for educational service delivery
- Some policy recommendations
- Annex 1. Operational programmes and priority axes analysed in the book
- Annex 2. Calls for applications analysed, Hungary
- Annex 3. Governance of ESF funding in the five countries: Synthesis of findings
- Notes on contributors
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Library of Congress Control Number: 2014958383
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