Socializing the European Semester? Economic governance and social policy coordination in Europe 2020

The European Semester of policy coordination, which is the core of EU’s new institutional architecture for economic and social governance, introduced since the beginning of the Euro crisis, has prompted questions about the nature and dynamics of the EU’s emerging socio-economic governance architecture. In this report, which refers several times to the EU Semester Alliance, Jonathan Zeitlin and Bart Vanhercke argue that since 2011, there has been a partial but progressive ‘socialization’ of the European Semester. Continue Reading

Confronting Homelessness in the Framework of the European Semester 2014: A FEANTSA Monitoring Report

2015-Feantsa-publicationThis report explores the extent to which the European Semester is capturing and supporting Member States’ efforts to tackle homelessness in the context of the Europe 2020 strategy. It brings together the analysis FEANTSA has carried out throughout the 2014 Semester in order to draw conclusions about how various elements are orientating, monitoring and supporting Member States’ homelessness policies.

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Translations of the Semester Alliance Toolkit for Engaging in Europe 2020 and the European Semester are now available!

2014-Semester-Alliance-Toolkit-coverTranslations of the EU Semester Alliance Toolkit for Engaging in Europe 2020 and the European Semester and of its Annex 4 (Glossary of terms and acronyms) in Finnish, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Hungarian are now available!





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New VIDEO from the Better Europe Alliance Conference in Ireland

Better-Europe-Alliance-conference-reportThe Irish Semester Conference on Promoting a Socially, Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Ireland in Europe held on 5 December 2014 brought together 70 social and environmental activists and decision-makers to discuss how to bring The Better Europe Alliance concerns to the table, particularly with the mid-term review of the 10-year Europe 2020 Strategy in 2015. A video of the conference is now available, along with a comprehensive background publication.

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Report of the Semester Alliance Hearing in the European Parliament is out!

2014-Semester-Alliance-Hearing-EP-03-12-2014-Report-coverOn 03/12/2014, the EU Semester Alliance held a well-attended hearing in the European Parliament, Giving a Voice to Civil Society Proposals for Europe 2020, hosted by Hon. Jean Lambert MEP (Greens / EFA) and Hon. Marian Harkin MEP (ALDE). A short report of the hearing, with the Semester Alliance key messages and links to the presentations and photos of the event, is now available. Continue Reading