|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Employment Social Affairs and Inclusion|
|Publisher||Publications Office of the European Union|
|Publication Date||June 2021|
The European Commission published on 5 July 2021 the annual edition of its Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review. Its theme is Towards a strong social Europe in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis: Reducing disparities and addressing distributional impacts.
This review provides an up-to-date economic analysis of the steps the European Union (EU) is taking towards a strong social Europe, particularly in the aftermath of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis. This ESDE report shows that the social impact of the COVID-19 crisis has been uneven and diverse. Regional inequalities that already existed before the pandemic may have widened, according to the review. The 2021 ESDE highlights that in order not to jeopardise the success of the EU’s response to the pandemic crisis, a strong social dimension needs to accompany our economic recovery. Centred around evidence-based analysis, the review delves into how to achieve stronger social rights across the EU as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Subject Categories||Employment and Social Affairs|
|Subject Tags||Regional Dimension, Social Europe | European Pillar of Social Rights [EPSR]|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|