Future of the Welfare State

Caritas Europa is monitoring and analysing the impact of the economic crisis on welfare systems across Europe, particulary in its peripheral Member States.

In September 2013, Caritas Europa issued the first publication "Future of the Welfare State - A comparative study in EU-countries" in this process and intends to engage further in the European debate on welfare and the welfare state.

For Caritas Europa discussing welfare in times of crisis is of utmost importance. The paradigm of "growth" and the dogma of "austerity" cannot overshadow people's social rights and the European welfare model.