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Should social investment enjoy a special treatment in the SGP?

EU budget and public investment

Online Seminar

Should social investment enjoy a special treatment in the SGP?


In this EuSocialCit online seminar, we discuss and bring together two topical policy issues. On the one hand, the pandemic has revived the debate about the welfare state, and the need for social investment in preparing citizens to face changes and shocks. What is needed to make them happen? On the other hand, a large political debate has been launched around the reform of the EU fiscal framework and its fiscal rules. How the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) should be reformed to be relevant in the post-pandemic era? With both questions in mind, we ask whether social investment should enjoy a special treatment under the EU fiscal rules. If yes, why and what would be the purpose? How should it be designed? Is a “social” golden rule a sensible option?                  

EuSocialCit project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 822778.

Cinzia Alcidi Cinzia Alcidi
Cinzia Alcidi

Director of Research

Speakers list
Francesco Corti

UniMi and Associate Researcher CEPS

Philippe Lamberts

Member of the European Parliament

Susana Peralta

Nova Business School

Gilles Mourre

European Commission