Special Issue

Special Issue

Special Issue

Special Issue
Special Issue
3 May 2019

The European (Social) Union is in need of a ‘Social Imbalances Procedure’

The Social Imbalance Procedure would use the redefined indicators included in the Pillar’s Social Scoreboard, in accordance with the analysis provided in the annual Joint Employment Report. Countries displaying ‘critical situations’ in one or more of the five policy areas mentioned above would be encouraged by the European Commission to request the Social Imbalance Procedure.

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«through providing the most vulnerable individuals with both income and employment support, more generous social protection systems not only help mitigate unintended inequality in social investment outcomes, but also tend to fend off the risk of workfare for those who enter employment. »