The SIP sets out a ‘new’ framework for policy reforms “to render social protection more adequate and sustainable, to invest in people’s skills and capabilities and to support people throughout the critical moments experienced across their lives.” It consists of a main Commission Communication, a Commission Recommendation (on Child Poverty) and 8 Staff Working Documents (SWD).
EAPN’s Response sets out the views of EAPN members on the SIP. It follows discussions with its 29 National Networks and 18 European Organisations in the EAPN Executive Committee and the EU Inclusion Strategies Group during February – April 2013. This position was endorsed by both bodies in May 2013.
It consists of a Summary of the possible impact the SIP can have; Key Messages; a full General Assessment of the main Communication, and a brief assessment of specific additional documents:
1) The Recommendation on Child Poverty,
2) the SWD on Active Inclusion and
3) the SWD on Structural Funds.
Open EAPN’s Response to the Social Investment Package here – and in Polish – and the Key Messages in Swedish