FEAD & Social Europe: Europe's action expected
Despite the provision in the Treaties, in practice, Social Europe has so far been closely instrumentalised and subjected to functional ideology, due to the assumption that social integration would automatically occur as a result of market integration. This assumption was not borne out in fact, and the recent crisis has unveiled major social inequalities between European citizens and the lack of satisfaction concerning several social needs.
The European Pillar of Social Rights is one of the EDP's major priorities for the forthcoming years
French MEP Sylvie Brunet (MoDem) took the floor in January during the plenary session on the subject of the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) which supports EU countries' actions to provide food and/or basic material assistance to the most deprived.