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EU ROLE IN PROMOTING SOCIAL DIMENSION OF GLOBALIZATION

Ashwath Puttur Institute of International Relations University of Warsaw

INTRODUCTION
The European Union has become a global player in world politics. The

normative role that it has assigned itself includes the external


dissemination of Europes social model while, as a result of discussions concerning the Lisbon Strategy and the Constitutional Treaty, the internal role of the EU in social policies has become increasingly contested
Most recently, at the World Economic Forum this year, the German

Chancellor stressed the need for a framework to ensure globalisation is fair to everyone.

MAIN AIM
The social dimension of globalization can be taken to analysing the

modalities in which national, regional, international institutions and


organizations can contribute to a more inclusive globalization process that is more acceptable and fair for all

SOCIAL DIMENSION OF GLOBALIZATION


ILO is a key player in relation to the social dimension of globalisation and accordingly an important partner for the EU in this regard
The European Commission marks a step forward conceptually compared to

its 2001 strives to incorporate the social dimension, decent work and sustainable development in the multilateral trade policy and the international cooperation of the Union and its Member States.
ETUC must be consulted shortly by the Commission to discuss the ways and

means of implementing within the programmes resulting from the EUs bilateral and regional cooperation agreements, and within the EU itself.

EUs External policies towards member states for the social

development as the necessary corollary to ensure sustainable progress


Bilateral and Regional agreements Neighbourhood policy Migration Promoting Human Rights and democratization of third countries

THE ROLE OF THE EU IN INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL ISSUES


It include analysis of the EUs competencies and external relationships,

in relation to the ILO and the nature of its external policies and programmes concerning social goals such as
Labour standards governance and gender objectives EU enlargement and neighbourhood policies Issues of legitimacy, normative power, and soft law and the involvement of

NGOs and civil society.

Therefore, allows an assessment of the objectives that are

pursued by the EU in this domain, the capacity of the EU/EC as


an actor in international social issues, the effectiveness of EU policies in promoting the just distribution of the benefits of

globalization, and the reach of the EU as both an intended and


unintended agent of globalization itself.

COMPETENCES AS INSTRUMENTS AT EU LEVEL


Social Policy and the European Union

Charter of fundamental rights


Treaties Anti-discrimination directives Directives on health and safety in the workplace Regulations on Member States' social security EU Funds (ESF, European Globalisation Adjustment Fund, (PROGRESS)

EU ACTIONS TO TACKLE THE SOCIAL DIMENSION OF THE CRISIS


Employment Package: Job creation, restore labour markets dynamics,

enhance EU governance
Youth Opportunities Initiative: Preventing early school leaving,

training, access to labour market


Proposed 20% of European Social Fund 2014-2020 on promoting

social inclusion and combating poverty

REFERENCES
http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&catId=736

http://www.ugent.be/ps/politiekewetenschappen/nl/onderzoek/onderzoeksgroepen/CEU

S/overzichtprojectencongressen/eu-global-social-role/workshop.htm
http://www.hauptverband.at/mediaDB/916602_Dr_Lieve_Fransen.pdf

http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/dgreports/wcsdg/documents/publication/wcms_

079124.pdf
http://repositorio-iul.iscte.pt/bitstream/10071/545/4/DINAMIA_WP_2006-56.pdf

http://soc.kuleuven.be/ceso/impalla/ESPANET/docs/Macovei.pdf