About the Alliance

The EU Alliance for a democratic, social and sustainable European Semester or (EU Semester Alliance) is a broad coalition bringing together major European civil-society organisations and trade unions, representing thousands of member organisations on the ground at European, national and local levels in the European Union.

The ‘Semester Alliance’ aims to support progress towards a more democratic, social and sustainable Europe 2020 Strategy, through strengthening civil dialogue engagement in the European Semester at national and EU levels.

Enabling civil-society to participate in the shaping of EU policies and to contribute to progress on the Targets of the Europe 2020 Strategy concerns us all!

Who we are

The European Anti-Poverty Network coordinates the work of the alliance, which currently includes 17 EU major networks/organizations and 3 national pilot Alliances (Bulgaria, Denmark, Ireland).  All European Organizations involved are committed to engaging their national members in the Alliance’s work and in the European Semester.

What the Alliance aims at

The overall aim of the EU Alliance is to achieve progress on a more democratic, social and sustainable EU Strategy, by improving civil society and social actors’ engagement in the European Semester.

Our main objectives are therefore to:

  1. Ensure that all policies, including macroeconomic, contribute to the social, environmental/climate targets and equality commitments of the European Union’s Strategy (EU 2020 Strategy).

  2. Improve the legitimacy of the EU Strategy through strengthening the engagement of environmental, social, equality organisations and trade unions in the EU decision-making process, (The European Semester) starting at the national level.

 The Alliance’s key messages

Click here to open the page of the Semester Alliance key messages on Country-Specific Recommendations.

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