See report and inputs here: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1024&langId=en&newsId=1417&furtherNews=yes
Ex ante Impact Assessment, recently defined by the European Commission in its 2009 Impact Assessment Guidelines, is a process of weighing up the potential impacts of a policy before it is implemented. Social impact assessment evaluates how a given policy may impact on social indicators such as poverty or social exclusion and fit into the Europe 2020 Strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. The Peer Review held in Brussels followed up on a previous Peer Review held in Slovakia in 2008, and an EU-funded study investigating different ways of implementing social impact assessments across the EU and outlining key areas where implementation could be improved.
For more information on Peer Reviews see the webpage: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1024&langId=en&newsId=1417&furtherNews=yes and contact Sian Jones: firstname.lastname@example.org