Numerous tensions stand in the way of agreement on the European Social Pillar

A look at the parliamentary debate on the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) may […]

Policy Brief


A look at the parliamentary debate on the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) may help to unveil the political barriers which are preventing full implementation of the Pillar and the dynamics of the conflict that define the room for manoeuvre that policymakers have for setting out social policy proposals within the EU. Drawing on the framework put forward by Maurizio Ferrera, one may identify at least four areas of conflict that will shape decision-making in the European Parliament.

By Francesco Corti, PhD candidate at the University of Milan and member of the FEPS young academics network

 & Patrik Vesan, associate professor of political science at the University of Aosta Valley 

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Un examen du débat parlementaire sur le socle des droits sociaux révèle les obstacles à sa mise en œuvre et les dynamiques du conflit qui définissent la marge de manœuvre des décideurs politiques à énoncer des propositions de politique sociale. Observation du débat selon le modèle des quatre domaines de prise de décision au Parlement européen, établi par le politologue Maurizio Ferrera. 

Par Francesco Corti, doctorant à l’Université de Milan et membre du réseau des jeunes chercheurs de la FEPS

& Patrik Vesan, professeur de sciences politiques à l’Université de la Vallée d’Aoste 

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