European Social Watch Report 2010

Table of Contents

Executive Summary 3

Mirjam van Reisen, Social Watch Coordinating Committee for Europe

Thematic Reports

Social Exclusion in Europe

State of Play of Social Inclusion Policies at the European Level 8

Fintan Farrell, European Anti-Poverty Network

Labour Market Impacts of the Global Economic Crisis and Policy Responses in Europe 11

Janine Leschke and Andrew Watt, European Trade Union Institute

Access to Health Services in Europe 17

Dorota Sienkiewicz, European Public Health Alliance

Housing in Europe: The Impact of Globalisation on a Once Local Issue 21

Cesare Ottolini, International Alliance of Inhabitants

Jason Nardi, Social Watch Italy

Financial Exclusion and Access to Credit 26

Stefanie Lämmermann, European Microfinance Network

Women’s Poverty and Social Exclusion in the European Union at a Time of Recession. An Invisible Crisis? 29

Oxfam International and European Women’s Lobby

Ensuring Social Inclusion of Young People by Tackling Multi-faceted Vulnerabilities in Employment and Other Areas 32

Marco Perolini and Santa Ozolina, European Youth Forum

Migration and Integration at the EU Level: A Rights-based Perspective 36

Pablo Sanchez, December 18

Roma People in Europe: A Long History of Discrimination 40

Laura Renzi, Amnesty International Italy

Social Exclusion outside Europe

Social Protection: An Instrument for Poverty Reduction and Social Cohesion 44

Barbara Caracciolo, SOLIDAR

Social Exclusion in Southern Mediterranean Arab Countries and Policies of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership 47

Kinda Mohamadieh and Ziad Abdel Samad, Arab NGO Network for Development

Exposing Vulnerabilities to Improve Decision-making 51

Roberto Bissio, Social Watch

National Reports

Bosnia and Herzegovina 54

Valentina Pellizzer, One World Platform for South East Europe and Network for Building Peace

Bulgaria 56

Plamenka Markova, Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation

Cyprus 58

Odysseas Christou, Charalambos Vrasidas, Michalinos Zembylas and Sotiris Themistokleous, CARDET

Czech Republic 60

Jana Fialová and Markéta Kovaříková, Czech Helsinki Committee

France 62

French Platform on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Hungary 64

Péter Farkas, ATTAC Hungary

Italy 66

Silvia De Silvestri, Associazione Ricreativa e Culturale Italiana

Soana Tortora, Associazioni Cristiane Lavoratori Italiani

Malta 68

Joseph M. Sammut, Kopin

Poland 70

Maciej Dębski, Network of East-West Women-Polska/Gdansk University

Agnieszka Nowak and Monika Popow, Network of East-West Women-Polska

Serbia 72

Mirjana Dokmanovic, Victimology Society of Serbia

Slovakia 74

Daniel Klimovský, Slovak Political Institute/Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Košice

Spain 76

Pablo José Martínez Osés, Plataforma 2015 y más

Measuring Social Inclusion

Measuring Social Inclusion 86

Poverty 88

Labour 89

Education 90

Health 91

Childcare 92

Living Conditions 93

Social Participation 94

Gender Equity Index 96


Acronyms 98

Glossary 99