Advancing Social Europe by means of the EU budget

With Bertelsmann Stiftung

Lead Researcher Anton Hemerijck, EUI

The EU has developed roadmaps in the social field but the existing instruments of the budget seemingly do not rise to the challenge of the social objectives. This discrepancy should be remedied. The project reflects on how to turn the European budget into an effective and efficient vehicle of a Social Europe. Mindful of the relevance of the discussions and negotiations around the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), the project offers insights on the rational to re-thing the budgetary framework. FEPS, together with the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the contributions of researchers from the EUI and the EPC, explores avenues to integrate a social investment strategy within the next MFF and develop sound and well-concerted EU instruments to support investment in human capital, children and activation policies.