The Social Investment Package is based on an analysis of data (e.g. the 2012 Employment and Social Developments in Europe Review) and existing good practices which demonstrate that Member States with a firm commitment to social investment – that is, benefits and services that strengthen people's skills and capabilities – have lower rates of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion, higher educational attainment, higher employment, lower deficits and higher GDP per capita.
The Social Investment Package consists of a Communication setting out the policy framework, concrete actions to be taken by Member States and the Commission and guidance on the use of EU funds to support reforms.
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