Droits fondamentaux

The OSE was contracted by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) to conduct research, which resulted in the 17th edition of this edited volume. It features external scholars (Sergio Fabbrini, Anke Hassel and Bettina Wagner) as well as OSE and ETUI contributors.

Respect for human rights is a universal value embedded in the European Union Treaties. However, the economic crisis has forced Member States to introduce structural reforms, cutting public expenditure and availability of social benefits, for example in the areas of health and education. In this context, he European Parliament commissioned Milieu Ltd to carry out an assessment of the impact of the crisis on fundamental rights across Member States of the European Union. The study looks at seven Member States: Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain.