Social Policy is the most explicit and direct manner in which the State reduces social inequality—and therefore builds social cohesion—by offering productive opportunities, developing individual skills and ensuring protection for all.
Social protection policies are aimed at addressing the vulnerabilities that individuals and households face on a socio-economic level. These policies make it possible to address situations of precariousness such as unemployment, health, disability, family circumstances or old age. Moreover, they guarantee access to numerous services that are essential for human dignity. On the other hand, Education is an especially useful mechanism for increasing opportunities for individuals and an indisputable means of achieving better living standards. Likewise, the strategic importance of vocational education for opening job placement channels for youth and favouring the economic development of countries should be noted.
Lines of action in EUROsociAL+:
a) Policies of social inclusion and the fight against poverty
b) Active Employment Policies
c) Policies for youth, adolescence and childhood
d) Care policies