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Over the last decades, the introduction of incremental European social regulation has led to the development of a genuine EU social policy. This involves a complex institutional arrangement for shared governance and joint policy making, which has gradually affected the workings of welfare states’ institutional structures and policy-making processes. Bart Vanhercke’s research focuses on one particular ‘soft’ EU social policy instrument, the Open Method of Coordination and Social Protection and Social Inclusion. He tries to understand whether and how this instrument has become a significant element in the shaping of national and EU policies over the last decade.

Event details of European social policy development through soft governance
Date 31 March 2016
Time 14:00 -15:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

B.W.R. Vanhercke: Inside the Social Open Method of Coordination. The Hard Politics of ‘Soft’ Governance.

Supervisor

Prof. J.H. Zeitlin

Co-supervisor

Dr J. Visser

Agnietenkapel

Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam

Entrance

This event is open to the public.