Onglets principaux

VANDENBROUCKE F. - Social Dimension of European Integration (25h)

The course by Frank VANDENBROUCKE addresses social inequalities related to income, employment, and education in the Member States of the EU. It starts with an empirical assessment of the dynamics of convergence/divergence between countries and inequalities within countries. The seminar will invite students to reflect whether Member States are confronted with a trade-off, that makes it impossible to achieve, simultaneously, economic integration, convergence across Member States, and more social cohesion within Member States. The seminar will also address the instruments which the EU and Member States have at their disposal to reverse the current trend and to reconnect with the founding fathers’ aspiration.