Modernisation of social protection systems

May 18, 2015

o-SOCIAL-SECURITY-BENEFITS-facebookA report commissioned by the European Commission to the European Social Policy Network of independent experts published recently showed that Member States have made progress in implementing reforms toward social investment but there is still a lot to be done for the modernisation of the social protection systems across the European Union.

The experts’ report shows that many Member States have well-established social investment approaches to their social welfare systems, which they have been maintaining and strengthening over the years. Other Member States are also undertaking policy reforms towards the direction of social investment, notably in terms of a) stepping up activating and enabling support for labour market reintegration, b) support for early childhood development and c) supporting parents’ labour market participation.

However the crisis and fiscal constraints have, at times, complicated some Member States’ reform efforts.