31 July 2020

SURE: What about a permanent instrument?

By Francesco Corti and Cinzia Alcidi

Short-time work (STW) schemes have proved to be the ace of Member States’ response to the social and employment crisis induced by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this scenario, the proposal of the Commission for a temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE), is to be welcomed as a bold and innovative move. Is the time ripe for the Commission to put the proposal forward for a permanent SURE?

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24 July 2020

Minimum income reforms in crisis-ridden EU: social conditionality in the shadow of austerity

By Stefano Ronchi

Despite tight economic conditionality from the EU and international lenders, minimum income policy was expanded in some crisis-ridden European countries. When minimum income expansion was not triggered by domestic politics, the EU crucially intervened to put it on the agenda: ‘social conditionality’ made its appearance alongside economic conditionality.

Policy focus
8 July 2020

The EU Health Programme: Policy Dossier

By Niccolo Donati

This policy dossier is part of a series of analyses of the financial instruments available to the European Social Union (ESU). The Health Programme is an EU fund which fosters cooperation among EU countries in the Health field. The dossier will deal with the Health Programme history, policy goals, budget, and visibility.

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Special Issue: European Social Union
Special Issue: European Social Union

A public forum debate

A set of articles authored by high-level academic figures deals with the establishment of the European Social Union (ESU) from a policy and normative perspective. The aim of this issue is to let the debate on the potentialities of ESU emerge during the run-up to the next European elections of May 2019.

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Podcast
Podcast

The European Social Union debate: podcast series

Welcome to the European Social Union debate. A podcast series by EuVisions discussing the way ahead for the establishment of a European Social Union with policy experts, politicians and institutional representatives.

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Video

Interview with Maria João Rodrigues, Vice-President S&D Group

Analyses
Analyses
Policy focus
31 July 2020

SURE: What about a permanent instrument?

Short-time work (STW) schemes have proved to be the ace of Member States’ response to the social and employment crisis induced by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this scenario, the proposal of the Commission for a temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE), is to be welcomed as a bold and innovative move. Is the time ripe for the Commission to put the proposal forward for a permanent SURE?

Policy focus
8 May 2020

The crumbling of the dangerous idea? Austerity perceptions in the EU after the euro crisis

Among the many things of the pre-Corona world that seem to have aged faster since the eruption of the pandemic is the macroeconomic commitment to fiscal restraint. In the last weeks, many pundits have forecast the decline of this principle in light of the massive fiscal stimuli that the post-COVID recovery will require. Will this sequence of ‘emergency Keynesianism’ rapidly followed by austerity be repeated this time?

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Infographics
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Infographic series
Infographic series

Mass Vs Elites: the REScEU survey

This infographic series presents the main results obtained from an elite survey conducted in the framework of the ERC funded REScEU project. The aim of the survey was to understand MPs' attitudes towards policies and initiatives aimed at strengthening the social dimension of the EU and understand their views about the nature of the multifaceted European crisis.

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MEPs on Twitter : tracking politics online in the run-up to the 2019 European elections

In the run-up to the 2019 European elections, EuVisions kicked off a special project centred around the current members of the EU Parliament. Out of a total number of 750 MEPs, we are tracking the online activity of 666 deputies on Twitter, through their profiles. Currently, we are collecting all the tweets sent by MEPs, as well as, the reactions to the former, in terms of retweets and replies.

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