• Project:

    Management of the European Social Policy Network

  • Duration: 2014 - 2018
  • Aim:

    The European Social Policy Network (ESPN) brings together the work previously done by the independent experts on social inclusion for the assessment of national social inclusion policies,  the independent experts for the analytical support on social protection reforms and by the government experts on social protection systems (the Mutual Information Systems on Social Protection – MISSOC).

    The ESPN will provide high quality and timely independent information, advice, analysis and expertise in monitoring progress towards the EU’s social (protection and inclusion) goals and will help the Commission to identify and stimulate debate and discussion on effective policy developments and innovative developments in Member States.

    Applica is responsible for coordinating the work of the government experts on social protection systems (the Mutual Information Systems on Social Protection – MISSOC) and for communication activities (seminars, publications and online resources).

  • Partners: Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) (LU)
  • Client: European Commission – DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
  • Contact: Loredana Sementini and Terry Ward