The Policy Focus section collects articles meant to inform on the facts, the decisions and the events that shape the social dimension of the European Union. They offer in depth analyses and interpretations about the developments occurring within the EU political arena, and try to identify possibility spaces for the strengthening of the European Social Union.
Taking social investment seriously has become more important than ever before to jumpstart European welfare states after the COVID tragedy. A fair balance of social investment and social protection policies will be crucial if no person (or member state) is to be left behind.
During the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the concept of EU solidarity has become central to the EU debate. In this policy dossier, our objective is to analyse the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF), an instrument created in 2002 to aid Member States hit by an unforeseeable natural calamity.