About the project

The European Green Deal is the flagship of the European Commission, but its social dimension is not up to the task. It rests on a “compensation logic” while we need a holistic approach that integrates social rights from the beginning. There is a need to develop further an eco-social approach that allows positioning and action at two levels. The first focus of this project is based on proposals of the green family to integrate ambitiously the social dimension, so to work on a ‘Just Green Deal’. The second level will ‘Go Beyond’ the Green Deal and mobilize future-oriented concepts such as Sustainable Welfare, related to an Ecological Welfare State and the operational concept of Universal Public Services. If the greatest achievement of the Global North in the 20th century was the Welfare State (based on an extractive economy), how would it be possible to envision an Eco-Welfare State that ensures a decent life to Europeans considering the needs of the rest of the world?

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