Social policies

Social Policy is the most explicit and direct manner in which the State reduces social inequality—and therefore builds social cohesion—by offering productive opportunities, developing individual skills and ensuring protection for all. 

Social protection policies are aimed at addressing the vulnerabilities that individuals and households face on a socio-economic level. These policies make it possible to address situations of precariousness such as unemployment, health, disability, family circumstances or old age. Moreover, they guarantee access to numerous services that are essential for human dignity. On the other hand, Education is an especially useful mechanism for increasing opportunities for individuals and an indisputable means of achieving better living standards. Likewise, the strategic importance of vocational education for opening job placement channels for youth and favouring the economic development of countries should be noted. 

Working Areas

  • Employment policies
    EUROsociAL promotes new models and tools for effective management of active employment policies and the consolidation of national professional qualification systems
  • Social protection
    Form comprehensive systems of social protection, focused on rights, essential components of social cohesion
  • Education
    EUROsociAL is working on a series of critical points that persist in the schooling path of youth in secondary education: academic failure, early leaving and re-enrolment.
  • Health
    Social cohesion depends to a large extent on the equity of health systems, both from the standpoint of access and in terms of equality in the right to health.