EAPN Mag 2/2013: Welfare States and Democracy: from Reality to Utopia?
Safeguarding ‘well-being for all’: now or never
This new EAPN Mag discusses our welfare states, their future and the possible alternatives at our disposal, should there be political will to support them.Francine Mestrum, Coordinator of Global Social Justice, opens the discussion, on social protection as a common ideal. You then get an insight on the attack on the welfare state in 4 bail-out countries, namely Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Romania. France, the UK and Macedonia, as a candidate country to the EU, get also a particular focus. 3 other organisations, the European Public Services Union (EPSU), Caritas and the ILO, have also contributed to this Mag and share the conviction that Change is possible, should political leaders want it!