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The EU and social inclusion: Facing the challenges

Eric Marlier


Social cohesion is one of the declared objectives of the European Union and, with some 16 per cent of EU citizens at risk of poverty, the need to fight poverty and social exclusion continues as a major challenge. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the EU Social Inclusion Process, the means by which it hopes to meet this objective, and explores the challenges ahead at local, regional, national, and EU levels. It sets out concrete proposals for taking the Process forward, and provides an analysis of policy formulation and assessment. Setting out the evolution and current state of EU coop ... More

Keywords: social cohesion, European Union, poverty reduction, Social Inclusion Process, policy formulation, policy assessment, EU common indicators, EU Enlargement, National Action Plans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9781861348845
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348845.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Marlier, author