The new European Pillar of Social Rights represents an attempt to lift social monitoring onto an equal footing with macroeconomic surveillance in the European Semester. While this step is to be welcomed in principle, the introduction of clear-cut social indicators would improve it significantly. After taking office in autumn 2014, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker […]
Florian Sanden and Bernd Schlüter
Florian Sanden is a political scientist and works as a policy assistant at the EU-office of the Association of German Social Welfare Organisations (BAGFW e.V.). Prof. Dr. Bernd Schlüter is Professor of Social Law at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences, Berlin. Due to his expertise on social policy and his long-term service at Diaconia, Germany, he represents the BAGFW e.V. in the European Economic and Social Committee.