Lectures épinglées


  Nouvelle publication

Connecting entrepreneurship with policy experimentation? The EU framework for social innovation (2017)
Sabato S., Vanhercke B. and Verschraegen G.
Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, Vol. 30 (2) 2017.

This article investigates how social innovation’ made its way onto the EU agenda and how this notion has been creatively used to advance distinct policy goals. It does so by analysing the resources the EU provided to promote social innovation over the period 2006–2014. Over time, social innovation has become a significant vehicle in the European Semester’s focus on the reform of the welfare state.


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  Policies for an Aged Workforce in the EU

PAWEU: Final Conference Rome, 29 May 2017
In spite of the current strong emphasis in all EU countries on means to tackle youth unemployment, the participation of older individuals in the labour market remains a significant policy challenge. OSE researchers Ramón Peña-Casas and Dalila Ghailani will present they key findings of the project during the Final Conference of the EU-funded project, together with the Fondazione Brodolini (IT).


  OSE Research Paper

Listened to, but not heard? Social partners’ multilevel involvement in the European Semester
Sabato S. and Vanhercke B. with Spasova S. (2017)
Ce working paper analyse l'implication des partenaires sociaux nationaux et européens dans les procédures du semestre européen, en examinant les mécanismes de participation, ses résultats, sa qualité et les défis qui se présentent pour une implication efficace des partenaires sociaux.


  Nouvelle recherche

European Semester review: which way forward for a social Europe?
Dans le contexte de l’augmentation des inégalités en Europe et des objectifs sociaux de la stratégie Europe 2020 qui semblent hors de portée de l’UE, le European Social Network (ESN) a confié à l’OSE le soutien scientifique de son travail sur le semestre européen. L'accent sera mis sur l'impact des politiques d'austérité sur les services sociaux publics, les disparités territoriales et l'élaboration de politiques basées sur des données empiriques (evidence-based policy-making).  > ESN European Semester Report
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  Nouvelle publication

Balancing protection and investment: structural reforms in five countries
Agostini C., Lisi V., Natali, D. and Sabato S. (2016)
ETUI, Brussels, 124 p.
This timely report provides evidence that the EU influenced structural reforms in EU Member States but lacked a coherent agenda to support growth. In such a context, different countries implemented different reform strategies that reflected their (partly) diverging socio-economic models.


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  Nouvelle recherche

International Digest - Revue Belge de Sécurité Sociale
Le service public fédéral (belge) Sécurité sociale a confié à l’OSE la rédaction du « Digest international » de la Revue belge de sécurité sociale (RBSS / BTSZ, trimestrielle) pour une période de trois ans.


  Nouveau rapport ESPN

Sick pay and sickness benefit schemes in the European Union
Slavina Spasova, Denis Bouget and Bart Vanhercke contributed to the Social Protection Committee’s In-depth Review on sickness benefits with a report showing that sickness benefit schemes have been subject to reforms in almost all Member States. The Background report was written in the context of the European Social Policy Network (ESPN).

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  Publication clé

Social policy in the European Union: state of play 2016 
The European Social Observatory and the European Trade Union Institute just published the 17th edition of their flagship publication. It provides easily accessible information about recent developments as well as a more analytical reading and a forward-looking perspective for stakeholders and policymakers alike. Disponible sous peu en français.


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  OSE Research Paper

Governing occupational pensions and unemployment benefits:
the state, the market and the social partners in-between?

Natali D., Sabato S. and Mapelli L. with Vanhercke B. (2017)

The paper demonstrates that occupational welfare is not purely the ‘realm’ of the social partners, who find themselves squeezed between the state and market forces. It also shows that the spread of OW is not a synonym of the withdrawal of the state. The governance of OW is both ‘multi-level’ and ‘hybrid’, and increasingly opaque.


  Présentation-débat : 27 Février  2017

Bilan social de l’Union européenne 2016
A l'occasion de la publication de la 17ème édition de leur livre clé, l’Observatoire social européen (OSE) et l’Institut syndical européen (ETUI) organisent une présentation-débat, qui sera accueillie par le groupe des travailleurs du Comité économique et social européen (CESE).
Intervenants: Gabriele Bischoff, Denis Bouget, Sofia Fernandes, Esther Lynch, David natali, Ruth Owen, Ruth Paserman, Philippe Pochet, Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, Bart Vanhercke.


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