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The social dimension of the Europe 2020 Strategy - A report of the Social Protection Committee (2011)

Report financed by and prepared for the use of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Unit D.1.
Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2011 - ISBN 978-92-79-19802-1 - doi:10.2767/29657


Acting on its mandate to monitor the social situation and the development of social protection policies in the Union, the Social Protection Committee (SPC) has produced the present report which offers a first analysis of the social dimension in the Europe 2020 strategy. Most recent trends on poverty and social exclusion at the EU level have been analysed and discussed in light of proposed policy measures. The report analyses actions focusing on sustainable and adequate reforms of social protection systems, active inclusion strategies, well-designed universal and targeted benefits for families and groups at risk, future pension adequacy and long-term financial sustainability of pensions systems as well as increased effectiveness of health care and long-term care. In the current economic context, the report encourages Member States and the European Commission to strengthen their capacity to assess social impacts of major policy and spending decisions.

author(s): Employment Committee (EMCO)
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