Social imbalances: How are you doing, Europe?


Europe’s economy is growing, unemployment is falling but Europeans still state social issues as most important challenge for the EU. In their report on social imbalances Philipp Ständer and Sylvia Schmidt ask: “How are you doing, Europe?”. The study looks at six social challenges of EU-wide relevance and provides a multi-faceted insight on the day-to-day reality of living and working conditions in the EU.

This paper is part of “Repair and Prepare: Strengthening Europe”, a research project between the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin. To find out more about our work, please visit our website