Tracking the ideas, discourse and politics of social Europe

Observatory

Monitoring political developments in the area of social Europe

Data

Collecting systematic information on social Europe

Concept

Mapping the political divides of social Europe

  • Puigdemont and the EU: walking on a tightrope

    Puigdemont and the EU: walking on a tightrope

    Puigdemont attempts to turn a Spanish issue into a European problem. Meanwhile, the European press is split over the ideal stance the EU should take on the matter.

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  • UK 2017 snap elections: did "tweeting Brexit" pay off?

    UK 2017 snap elections: did "tweeting Brexit" pay off?

    Twitter data linked to #GE2017 and UK leaders reveal “agenda setting” strategies. Labour puts “social care” first. Tories hinge on “Brexit”.

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  • Voluntary EU citizenship: a means to create European welfare mechanisms?

    Voluntary EU citizenship: a means to create European welfare mechanisms?

    The creation of a voluntary supranational citizenship would contribute to solve the tensions generated by intra-EU migration.

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  • Social Summit 2017: restoring the legitimacy of the EU

    Social Summit 2017: restoring the legitimacy of the EU

    The official proclamation of the Pillar of Social Rights on the occasion of the next Social Summit in Gothenburg serves a specific objective: correcting the negative spillovers caused by the rigid application of EU principles, such as fiscal discipline and freedom of movement.

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