This working paper tries to understand, through the cross-analysis of two databases, the gradual evolution of Social Europe in terms of processes and results.

Using a database of the Observatory of European Institutions (OEI) set up within Sciences-Po Paris and an internal ETUI database on legislative acts in the European social policy area, the working paper shows the phases of acceleration and slowdown, and, even stagnation, of Social Europe, as well as its particularities and similarities in comparison to other areas of European policy.

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