Aiming Fact-based Policymaking in European Social Policy
Accurate and comparable statistical data and social indicators are essential for responsible policy-making. In mid-April, 2019 the European Parliament — with an overwhelming majority of 592 to 52 — voted for a ‘Common framework for European statistics relating to persons and households’ aiming to provide for better and timelier social statistics.
This effort, spearheaded by Tamás Meszerics as rapporteur appointed by the European Parliament Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, aimed to create a common framework for social statistics and enable the further integration of statistical data into the European Semester process. Better quality and more detailed data recording and processing will contribute to better social policies both on the European and on the national level. The common framework will be applicable to European statistics relating to persons and households, based on data at individual level collected from samples. The seven domains of data collection (labour market, income and living conditions, health, education and training, use of information and communication technologies, time use and consumption) will offer a comprehensive picture on social indicators for policy-makers, researchers and students.
Motion for a resolution seeking an opinion from the Court of Justice on the compatibility with the Treaties of the proposed agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco on the amendment of Protocols 1 and 4 to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Kingdom of Morocco, of the other part - B8-2019-005101.10.2019.
Joint motion for a resolution on the threat of demolition of Khan al-Ahmar and other Bedouin villages - RC-B8-2018-038409.13.2018.