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The social reality of Europe after the crisis

  • Date(s)
    16 June 2015
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    FEPS, Rue Montoyer 40, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
The social reality of Europe after the crisis
The economic crisis of recent years continues to have a profound effect on the lives of European citizens. Economically, politically and socially, it has led to fundamental change in many people's lives. In addition to creating new concerns, the crisis has simultaneously exacerbated existing ones, raising profound challenges to the sustainability and success of the European model.

Against this backdrop, Policy Network and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies will launch a major report. The report, authored by Patrick Diamond, Roger Liddle and Daniel Sage, of Policy Network, focuses on the wealth and wellbeing of Europe’s citizens, the impact of post-crisis aftershocks on long-term structural trends, and their implications for the future of politics in the EU. Drawing on a wide range of data, it gives a compelling picture of Europe’s multi-faceted divergences in the field of the economy and labour markets, inequality and poverty, education and health, politics and culture. The authors conclude by exploring what both the EU and national governments can do to restore Europe's strength, sustainability, cohesion and competitiveness in a climate of rising populism.


Patrick Diamond, vice-chair of Policy Network

Roger Liddle, chair of Policy Network

Response and discussants:

Bernadette Ségol, general secretary of the ETUC

Maria João Rodrigues MEP, vice-chair of the S&D group for economic and social policies

Chair: Ernst Stetter, secretary general of FEPS

FEPS Europe : Foundation for European Progressive Studies

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