The EU Social Inclusion Process and the key issues

Eric Marlier, A.B. Atkinson, Bea Cantillon and Brian Nolan

in The EU and social inclusion

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9781861348845
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303770 | DOI:
The EU Social Inclusion Process and the key issues

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This chapter presents a brief historical account of the development of EU cooperation in social policy from the Treaty of Rome to the re-focused Lisbon Strategy post-March 2005, and the adoption of new working arrangements and revised objectives for the Open Method of Coordination on social protection and social inclusion in March 2006, leading up to the proposed designation of 2010 as the ‘European Year of combating poverty and social exclusion’.

Keywords: EU; social policy; Treaty of Rome; Lisbon Strategy; social protection; social inclusion

Chapter.  18532 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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