Title: The Belgian National Action Plan for Social Inclusion 2001- 2003: a preliminary evaluation
Authors: Nicaise, Ides
Groenez, Steven
Vleminckx, Koen
Demeuse, Marc
Berghman, Jozef
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: HIVA-K.U.Leuven
Abstract: At the Nice Council of November 2000, the Member States of the EU adopted a set of common objectives in the framework of an open co-ordination strategy to combat social exclusion. Every two years, each Member State draws up a National Action Plan for Social Inclusion (NAP) which is jointly evaluated.

The European Commission has appointed non-governmental experts to follow up and assess the whole process at the national level. The present report thus reviews the first Belgian NAP, which focused mainly on the ‘active welfare state’ policy. The report is rather positive about the successes of this policy, despite the adverse economic circumstances. As regards education, and particularly housing, the report is more critical. Special attention has also been devoted to the involvement of associations representing socially excluded groups in the process – and to new developments on the national, European and global scale which need to be taken on board in the future plans.
ISBN: 90-5550-345-2
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: ABa
Appears in Collections:Centre for Sociological Research
Research Group Education and Lifelong Learning
Educational Sciences Research Units (-)

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