Social policy in the European Union: state of play 2021

Re-emerging social ambitions as the EU recovers from the pandemic

Vanhercke B. and Spasova S. (eds.)

Brussels, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and European Social Observatory (OSE), 194 p.

Release date

The European Union is fighting on two main fronts, Covid-19 and climate change. With this background, this year’s Bilan social analyse the impact of the pandemic on various socio-economic groups and economic sectors, the threat of climate change and the European Green Deal and new initiatives bringing answers to these questions and providing further building blocks for the EU’s (post-Covid) social and climate agenda, with a focus on the power balance between economic and social forces in the EU recovery.

This publication is available in