Defining the European Social Model

(Under elaboration)

What do I mean by “European social model”? An exploration and explanation

Why do I suggest that it might end?

Reading guidelines:

a) Has this definition “evolved” over time, yielding perhaps to the pressures of globalization and of Members State’s domestic economies’ interests ?

http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/areas/industrialrelations/dictionary/definitions/EUROPEANSOCIALMODEL.htm

– European Platform against Poverty and Exclusion (EC Communication), 2010: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:52010DC0758:EN:NOT

– Communication from the Commission: Employment and social policies: a framework for investing in quality (2001) http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:52001DC0313:EN:HTML

b) social policy in a broader sense: including the protection of the consumer, of the vulnerable, of the worker and of public goods.

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