poverty-10292923The Social Protection Committee, the EU advisory policy committee for Employment and Social Affairs Ministers in the Employment and Social Affairs Council, released early this month 2015 Review of recent social policy reform. The annual report is aimed at providing an overview on the development of social protection policies in the Member States and the Union, including poverty reduction, Roma inclusion, pensions, social inclusion, health care and long-term care needs, specifically analysing the reforms introduced to overcome them.

In the conclusions the paper makes recommendations to the EU policymakers to assure an integrated approach of social protection, covering a citizen’s entire life course, from childbirth and related care through to education, training and employment, family and social life and finally retirement.


The Report can be found here (EN).