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Social Europe. ENEPRI Occasional Paper No. 5, November 2003

Ederveen, Sjef and Moooij, Ruud de. (2003) Social Europe. ENEPRI Occasional Paper No. 5, November 2003. UNSPECIFIED.

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    [From the Introduction and Summary]. Building a Social Europe has received due attention since the founding of the European Community in Rome. The European summit in Lisbon in 2000 was an important milestone in this process. European leaders committed themselves to working together through the 'open coordination' method to develop a policy to combat poverty and social exclusion. The open coordination approach means that countries exchange information and encourage each other to pursue policies geared to their social objectives. The European Union does not itself play an active role in the way in which individual member states set about achieving those objectives. It has however been agreed that member states will draw up a National Action Plan every two years setting out the way in which they plan to realise their objectives.

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    Item Type: Other
    Uncontrolled Keywords: "Open coordination" method.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > social policy > general
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > ENEPRI Occasional Papers
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2004
    Page Range: p. 55
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:20

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