This REScEU Mass Survey Report analyses the relevant results of a public opinion survey conducted in a sample of ten EU member states – Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden – in July 2019, just after the European Parliament (EP) elections held in May 2019.
The year 2020 has transformed the challenge posed by poverty to all of Europe. Through increased functional pressure and restricted accessibility to what are deemed necessary resources (such as healthcare), the risk of poverty has risen manyfold. Now, the EU is at a turning point: either it fights poverty or it will allow poverty to rise to an unprecedented level.
The EaSI programme is the main instrument through which the EU delivers its social innovation policy. It is a Swiss Army knife policy tool that includes three different instruments to achieve its goals. The programme comprises three axes, each representing a different facet of social innovation.