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25.09.2018

Panel discussion: Why is Europe not becoming more social?

The EU as a social project is back on the agenda since the agreement of the European Pillar of Social Rights at the EU Social Summit in Gothenburg last year. However, the great, visionary plan to achieve this is still lacking. Given the differences between the member states, how far can a social vision of the EU ever be fully realized? And does a social Europe demand something "more" of Europe? These questions and the expectations of a social Europe were discussed by Anke Hassel, director of the Institute of Economic and Social Research within the Hans Böckler Foundation, Martin Höpner, Research Group Leader at the MPIfG, and Peter Scherrer of the European Trade Union Confederation at an event held in the Cologne Central Library as part of Max Planck Day on September 14, 2018. You can listen to the whole panel discussion (in German) on the question of "A social Europe - vision or illusion?" in the MPIfG podcast series. Listen to the podcast (in German)

 

 
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