REGIONAL INTEGRATION

26 June, 2015

THE COORDINATION OF SOCIAL POLICIES (Fabián Repetto)

Nowhere in the world, including in European and Latin American countries, do social policies have a univocal dimension. Conversely, social policies are defined by each State (as well as at the subnational and local government levels), and they depend on historical patterns in terms of their connection with social forces, […]
26 June, 2015

EXPECTATIONS, ACHIEVEMENTS AND FRUSTRATIONS CONCERNING MERCOSUR SOCIAL (Bertrand Le Fur)

From Bolivar’s dream to establish a “Nation of Republics” in the 19th century to the latest processes, in South America integration produces great expectations but also great frustrations. MERCOSUR seems to have been unable to avoid the latter but it has made some real progress. In order to comprehend the […]
23 June, 2015

NOTES ON THE COORDINATION OF SOCIAL PROTECTION POLICIES IN EUROPE (Francesco Maria Chiodi)

This work presents the methods used by European countries in order to coordinate their social protection policies. The main goal of the coordination is to bring closer approaches, to install a common language and to establish a collaboration space, with the ultimate aim to encourage the greatest convergence possible between […]
23 June, 2015

INTEGRATED SOCIAL SERVICE DELIVERY : LITERATURE REVIEW AND IDENTIFICATION OF BEST PRACTICES (E.C.)

The European Commission published recently a new document promoting the integration of social services in Europe. It presents the benefits of implementing “one-stop-shops” in order to improve the coordination between unemployment policies and social service delivery. “Literature review and identification of best practices on integrated social service delivery” is part […]