Title:Evaluation of developments with respect to social exclusion and the Strategy for Social Inclusion 2014 to 2020 for the year 2014 according to a set of indicators
Project leader:prof. PhDr. Tomáš Sirovátka, CSc.
Funding provider:MPSV
Co-worker:Mgr. Ivana Šimíková
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Project start:2015
Project end:2015
Recipient:VÚPSV, v.v.i.

The project involved an evaluation of the development of social exclusion according to a set of indicators for the years 2013 (in April 2014) and 2014 (in April 2015). The results were then used for the evaluation of the Strategy for Social Inclusion. At the same time the methodology was updated with respect to strategy indicators concerning the combatting of poverty and social exclusion in the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and other stakeholders, especially the Ministry of Education and the Czech Statistical Office. The methodology was designed with the support of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic. The evaluation of the system of indicators revealed the following: over the long term the risk of unemployment, poverty and social exclusion is concentrated on certain categories of the population, which is accompanied by a certain geographical concentration. Social exclusion, material deprivation, poverty and unemployment occur disproportionately frequently (compared to the rest of the population) with respect to the unemployed, single-parent households with children, households with three or more children and single-inhabitant households, for whom accommodation costs are particularly onerous. Geographically, such problems are concentrated in the Usti-nad-Labem, Karlovy Vary and Moravia-Silesia regions. An increase in the number of socially excluded areas accompanied by an increase in the number of people living in these severely deprived neighbourhoods represents a particularly worrying trend. Moreover, indicators concerning efforts aimed at the social inclusion of inhabitants of such areas suggest that there is still substantial room for improvement. General indicators of social cohesion for the Czech Republic remain slightly below the EU average.