On 4 December, the Social Situation Monitor (SSM) is organising a seminar where experts, researchers and officials will meet to discuss early childhood education and care.
Social protection systems in the EU Member States face the need to adapt to the changing world of labour, new family structures and the demographic changes.
Recent turbulent times, characterised initially by a strong rise in both house prices and share prices and followed by a dramatic collapse in both virtually throughout the EU have increased the importance of estimating wealth holdings and how they have changed over the crisis period.
Poverty and social exclusion are on the rise in many Member States since the onset of the crisis. This raises concerns about what will happen in the future to those at risk of poverty or exclusion. Are these people going to be trapped in this situation? What is the best way of lifting them out of it in a durable way?
The ageing of the population has become a topic of central political concern within the European Union.
Around one out of six Europeans suffer from material deprivation, which refers to the inability for individuals or households to afford consumption goods and activities that are typical in a society at a given point in time. The reduction of poverty is therefore a key objective of the European Union for the next 10 years.
Social mobility - the degree to which an individual or group’s status is able to change in terms of position in the social hierarchy – has become a topic of central political concern within the European Union.
Migration has increased greatly over the past 20 years and has now become the major cause of population growth in the EU.
With the expansion of access to credit and the provision of new products in financial services, over-indebtedness has become a growing concern in today’s society.
Access to good quality and affordable accommodation is both a fundamental right and a basic need.