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EU social indicators

One of the main achievements of the social Open Method of Coordination has been the development of EU indicators in the areas of social inclusion and social protection. The list of indicators is continuously being improved as statistics, data collection and policy needs evolve.

EU social indicators by policy area:

Main data sources

Methodology for the definition of EU social indicators

EU statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC)

EU labour force survey (EU-LFS)

Current use

EU social indicators are used in various contexts: