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The EU and social inclusionFacing the challenges$
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Eric Marlier

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348845

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348845.001.0001

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The EU Social Inclusion Process and the key issues

The EU Social Inclusion Process and the key issues

(p.17) Two The EU Social Inclusion Process and the key issues
The EU and social inclusion

Eric Marlier

A.B. Atkinson

Bea Cantillon

Brian Nolan

Policy Press

This chapter presents a brief historical account of the development of EU cooperation in social policy from the Treaty of Rome to the re-focused Lisbon Strategy post-March 2005, and the adoption of new working arrangements and revised objectives for the Open Method of Coordination on social protection and social inclusion in March 2006, leading up to the proposed designation of 2010 as the ‘European Year of combating poverty and social exclusion’.

Keywords:   EU, social policy, Treaty of Rome, Lisbon Strategy, social protection, social inclusion

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