By the Way of Conclusion
Sakellaropoulos Th. and J. Berghman, (eds)(2004), Connecting Welfare Diversity within the European Social Model, Antwerpen-Oxford-New York ,Intersentia, pp 241-250, (ISBN 90-5095-369-7)
Posted: 12 May 2014
Date Written: 2004
When discussing the modernisation of the European Social Model the two elements in this expression should be dealt with. What is meant by modernisation is hardly problematic. It may be conceived in the terms that were given to it at the occasion of the Lisbon Summit of 2000. The ambition expressed at this Summit was for Europe to become the most dynamic knowledge-based economy by 2010, combining a high level of competitiveness with social cohesion.The whole range of social regulations and provisions that can be found in Europe should then be retuned to make them instrumental to that overall objective. Meanwhile it has been documented that this recalibration, as it has been coined, has to refer to four key dimensions.
Keywords: European Social Model,Welfare reforms
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