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Research Handbook on European Social Security Law

Research Handbook on European Social Security Law

Research Handbooks in European Law series

Edited by Frans Pennings and Gijsbert Vonk

This Handbook encompasses four dimensions of European social security law: social security as a human right, standard setting in social security, the protection of mobile persons and migrants and the global context of European social security law. It pays attention to both EU law and to various instruments of the Council of Europe. In 25 chapters prominent experts analyse contemporary debates, discuss new challenges and point out further lines of research. Through this exploration, the Handbook provides a source of inspiration for the development of this special field of law.

Chapter 20: The EU promotion of social protection in the world

Marius Olivier

Subjects: law - academic, european law, law and society


This chapter essentially focuses on the role of the EU in the promotion of social security in the developing world, from a generic perspective, with some application to the sub-Saharan context. The first section reflects on the underlying legal and policy framework, informed largely by EU and Member States’ competencies in the area of development cooperation and with a focus on social protection. The second section contains a high-level critical discussion of salient issues: the overall legal, policy and institutional framework; current aid modalities; and the envisaged redirection/reform of support of social protection in the developing world, at least from the perspective of the EU itself (primarily via the European Commission).

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