New paper on the "Interactions between the social and employment objectives of the European Union"

Interactions between the social and employment objectives of the European Union - paper by István György Tóth, András Gábos, Bea Cantillon and Brian Nolan

Performance vis-à-vis the social and employment targets established during the Porto Social Summit in May 2021, as part of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) Action Plan, represents a central test for the success of these important EU commitments. The Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (January – June 2024) has the aim of strengthening the social agenda for the 2024-2029 period via a stronger integration of the EPSR in the European economic governance framework.

Within this context, the Belgian Presidency commissioned TÁRKI Social Research Institute to prepare an independent academic paper on the relationship between the EU social and employment target indicators. István György Tóth and András Gábos (both TÁRKI), in cooperation with Bea Cantillon (University of Antwerp) and Brian Nolan (Nuffield College, Oxford University), produced a background paper on the topic, which will serve as an input for discussion in the breakout session 4 (“Achieving the employment and social Porto targets by 2030: the role of analysis, monitoring and statistical capacity”) of the High-Level Conference on the European Pillar of Social Rights (15-16 April 2024, La Hulpe, Belgium).

Background paper

Executive summary

Presentation at the La Hulpe conference