Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

Peer reviews

Peer Reviews in social protection and social inclusion foster open discussion and mutual learning. Each Peer Review meeting

  • is hosted by one country which presents a selected good practice (e.g. a programme, policy reform, institutional arrangement);
  • is attended by experts from the European Commission, peer countries and relevant stakeholders who provide feedback.

Peer Reviews are a useful tool to assess whether the practice discussed

  • is effective;
  • contributes to EU objectives;
  • could be effectively transferred to other countries.

The host country can also hold a Peer Review meeting to gather expert advice from other countries to inform the process of preparation of a major policy reform (or new programme or institutional arrangement) in the field of social protection and social inclusion.

Peer Reviews are a key instrument of the Social 'Open Method of Coordination' (OMC).

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