European Integration and the Reform of Social Security in the Accession Countries

in Volume 3 (2001): Issue 1-2 (Nov 2001): Citizenship and Welfare Protection. Guest Editor: François Nectoux

The “European model” of social protection is nowhere defined yet quite often referred to. Many of its underlying values and constitutive elements are repeatedly spelt out in various documents. Let me recapitulate in a condensed way some of the core values and some of the instruments or building blocks promoting their implementation.