Until a few months ago, the policy and academic debate in the EU revolved around the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), praised across the board as proof of European solidarity and a concrete manifestation of the EU commitment to address the pandemic crisis. The RRF indeed marked a leap forward towards a stronger redistributive role […]
Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the European University Institute in Florence, has written numerous books and articles on welfare policy and employment relation and regulation, European politics and economics. Recent publication (Oxford University Press): The Uses of Social Investment (2017).
A ‘golden rule’ of exempting certain types of social spending from the Eurozone fiscal rule book for about a decade would allow to invest in human capital, skills and health.
Social investment is about long term investment in social policies.