The 2018 Annual Report of the Social Protection Committee (SPC) delivers on the Committee’s core task to monitor the social situation in the EU and the developments in social protection policies in the Member States.
Based on a set of key indicators and Member States’ reporting, the report analyses the progress towards the Europe 2020 target on reducing poverty and social exclusion, together with the latest social trends to watch.
It provides an overview of recent policy developments and lists key structural social challenges currently faced by each Member State.
This years’ report has a special focus on health and contains extracts from the country analyses of the SPC Joint Assessment Framework on Health. The report presents the main conclusions of the analyses, from a social protection perspective.