European Semester review: which way forward for a social Europe?

With inequality increasing across Europe and the EU not on track to achieve the Europe 2020 social objectives, the UK-based European Social Network (ESN) has again asked the OSE to provide scientific underpinning of its work on the European Semester. The focus will be on the impact of austerity policies on public social services management and provision, territorial disparities and evidence-based policy-making. Policy areas covered will include children’s services, homelessness and housing exclusion, community care and de-institutionalization as well as services to immigrants and refugees. The report will provide the substance for ESN’s proposals regarding the 2017 Country-specific Recommendations. 

OSE researchers involved in this project: Sebastiano Sabato and Bart Vanhercke