Social Europe & Well-being

Well-being 2030


Well-being 2030 - A new vision for 'Social Europe'
19 July 2011
Serban Chiorean-Sime (Former Programme Assistant at the EPC), Claire Dhéret (Senior Policy Analyst and FutureLab Europe Programme Leader), Elisa Molino (External authors) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

In this Issue Paper, Claire Dhéret and Fabian Zuleeg present, with Serban Chiorean-Sime and Elisa Molino, the key policy recommendations of the Well-being 2030 project.


Promoting health - should the EU have a role?
14 June 2011
Benedetta Guerzoni (Former Programme Assistant at the EPC) and Annika Hedberg (Senior Policy Analyst)

In this Policy Brief, Annika Ahtonen and Benedetta Guerzoni consider whether the EU can and should have a greater role in health promotion and disease prevention in Europe.


Growth, well-being and social policy in Europe: trade-off or synergy?
19 May 2011
Claire Dhéret (Senior Policy Analyst and FutureLab Europe Programme Leader), Hans Martens (Senior Adviser to EPC on energy, public service reform and CHES), Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

This issue of Challenge Europe investigates how social policy can effectively contribute to deliver European citizens’ well-being and long-term sustainable growth.

Growth, well-being and social policy in Europe: trade-off or synergy?


Working away at the cost of ageing: the labour market adjusted dependency ratio
27 April 2011
Benedetta Guerzoni (Former Programme Assistant at the EPC) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

In this Issue Paper, Fabian Zuleeg and Benedetta Guerzoni highlight the key role of better functioning labour markets in tackling the challenge of population ageing.


What next for EU Cohesion Policy?
11 March 2011
Claire Dhéret (Senior Policy Analyst and FutureLab Europe Programme Leader)

This Policy Brief by Claire Dhéret analyses whether the current debate is going in the right direction if Cohesion Policy is to promote the well-being of Europeans in the future.


Temporary and circular migration: opportunities and challenges
3 March 2011
Sheena McLoughlin (External authors)

This Working Paper is the culmination of the discussions within the Task Force on Temporary and Circular Migration.


What do citizens want? What survey results reveal about values, attitudes and preferences
11 January 2011
Benedetta Guerzoni (Former Programme Assistant at the EPC), Eric Harrison (Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Comparative Social Surveys, City University), Elissa Sibley (External authors) and Sotiria Theodoropoulou (External authors)

What kind of Social Europe do European citizens want to maximise their well-being in the future? This issue paper by Eric Harrison, Elissa Sibley, Sotiria Theodoropoulou and Benedetta Guerzoni attempts to answer this question, by analysing the results of several social surveys.


Enhancing the well-being of Europe's citizens: hard choices?
17 December 2010
Claire Dhéret (Senior Policy Analyst and FutureLab Europe Programme Leader) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

This Working Paper written by Fabian Zuleeg with Claire Dhéret and Benedetta Guerzoni also discusses the implications of different policy choices which are most likely to deliver a higher level of well-being to Europeans.


Beyond austerity
26 November 2010
Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

This commentary by Fabian Zuleeg takes the crisis in Ireland as its starting point and notes that euro zone troubles are continuing, with Portugal and Spain under fire from the markets.


Escaping the poverty trap: will Europe 2020 deliver more equal societies?
28 October 2010
Claire Dhéret (Senior Policy Analyst and FutureLab Europe Programme Leader)

With concern mounting about the growing level of income inequality within and between EU members, this Policy Brief by Claire Dhéret assesses whether the poverty-reduction target in the EU’s new strategy for growth: Europe 2020 has any chance of delivering more equal societies over the next ten years.


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