Social policy in the European Union: state of play 2022


Hybrid conference – 10h-12h30 CET – Brussels/Online

The European Social Observatory (OSE) and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) invite you to the launch event of the 23rd edition of "Social policy in the EU: state of play" (Bilan social de l’UE).

Key questions:

  • Will performance-based financing be the new (more intrusive) governance design for EU funds?
  • Have member states integrated a ‘socio-ecological dimension’ in their Recovery and Resilience Plans?
  • What are the next steps in making the Pillar of Social Rights a reality?
  • And what are both the advances and setbacks in European integration, following the outbreak of the war in Ukraine?

The event is an opportunity for an exchange of views between researchers, national and European stakeholders and policymakers on recent developments, challenges and opportunities for Social Europe.

Speakers: David Bokhorst (European University Institute, Florence), Marco Cilento (European Trade Union Confederation), Mary Collins (European Women’s lobby), Amandine Crespy (Université libre de Bruxelles), Linda McAvan (European Climate Foundation), Philippe Pochet (ETUI), Luca Rossi (RECOVER Task Force, European Commission), Frank Siebern Thomas (DG EMPL, European Commission), Sotiria Theodoropoulou (ETUI), Sebastiano Sabato, Slavina Spasova and Bart Vanhercke (OSE)


ITUH (ETUI meeting room), Brussels / Zoom