Politique sociale

The OSE has been selected to participate in a new research project coordinated by OpCit Research for the European Parliament’s (EP) Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM). The study will evaluate the impact of political parties’ and independent candidates’ policies and strategies to include and empower women and increase the number of women on electoral lists and in the EP. The study comprises an evaluation of the actions of a range of relevant stakeholders, including the European Women’s Lobby (EWL), national and European political parties, and women’s NGOs.

To mark the 17th edition of this flagship publication, the European Social Observatory and the European Trade Union Institute hold a presentation-debate hosted by the Workers' Group - Group II of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

In the past year, Friends of Europe brought together a High-Level Group on Social Union under the chairmanship of Prof. Frank Vandenbroucke. Thirty or so senior experts from a range of professional backgrounds and political affiliations discussed the social challenges that confront the European Union’s, as well as the EU’s social policy options once a new Commission and Parliament are in place.