Publication date : 2014
Number of pages : 36
Sebastiano Sabato, OSE; Bart Vanhercke, OSE
This Working Paper provides a qualitative assessment of one of Europe 2020's flagship initiatives: the 'European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion' (EPAP).
The paper argues that a transformed EPAP has the potential to provide strong added value for the EU's toolbox in the fight against poverty. Rather than throwing out the baby with the bathwater, the mid-term review of the Europe 2020 Strategy should be used as a window of opportunity to revamp this tool by addressing its weaknesses. The authors propose three complementary scenarios for boosting, step by step, the effectiveness of the Platform.
ETUI Brussels, ISSN ISSN 1994-4446, ISSN ISSN 1994-4454 (pdf)
David Natali, OSE