Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions : Joint Report on Social Protection and Social Inclusion 2006
Brussels, 13.2.2006
COM(2006) 62 final

This second Joint Report on social protection and social inclusion responds directly to the challenge of the Hampton Court Summit and of Lisbon, and builds on the 2003 Communication "Strengthening the social dimension of the Lisbon strategy: Streamlining open coordination in the field of social protection"1. It draws on the plans and policy statements produced by the Member States during 2005 under the three policy strands of social inclusion, pensions, and health and long-term care. It is guided by the views on the value of the OMC expressed by Member States and stakeholders. And it anticipates the structure of OMC exchanges under the future streamlined process

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