A Network of Independent Experts on Social Inclusion assists the European Commission in monitoring and evaluating the situation with regard to poverty and social exclusion and the policies that are relevant in this respect in 34 European countries: the 28 EU Member States and six non-EU countries (the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia, and Turkey).
Each year, experts provide:
The Network Core Team produces synthesis reports, bringing together the main results of the country analyses and draws on these and the Core Team’s own overall assessment to put forward a series of concrete suggestions for advancing the social dimension of the European Union.
The national experts also produce annual country profiles for the Commission analysing the latest developments in relation to poverty and social exclusion in their countries. They also respond to ad hoc requests from the Commission for advice on key policy developments (e.g. the implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategies).
The national independent experts’ reports and the synthesis reports reflect the views of their authors and these are not necessarily those of either the European Commission or the Member States.