bertelsmannThe immediate crisis may be over, yet social imbalance in Europe is increasing. Particular losers are children and young people as well as the southern EU member states. The ongoing social division threatens the future viability of the European Union and requires a unified European social strategy. These are the key findings of the “Social Justice in the EU” study, a recent publication of the German think tank Bertelsmann Stiftung.

The study is part of a new annual monitoring instrument, the Social Inclusion Monitor Europe (SIM Europe). The Bertelsmann Stiftung compares all 28 EU member states across six different policy areas: poverty prevention, equitable education, labour market access, health, social cohesion and non-discrimination, and intergenerational justice. Greece came out last in the index but in terms of education and intergenerational justice, there has been some improvement over the crisis years.

With the joint event, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Eliamep and Ta Nea wanted to shed light on Greece’s performance and debate possible ways how the social situation in Greece can be improved.

Date: 19 March 2015, 19:00-22:00
Venue: Amphitheatre, Acropolis Museum, 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, 11742 Athens

The study presentation will be made in English; Interpretation English-Greek will be provided.

You can find the program here