Synonyms: Planning social policy
Description: An organized, purposeful and professionally collaborative or interdisciplinary approach to the analysis, modification or design of social systems and structures.
Implementation: A [Social Policy Agreement] signed by fourteen Member States of the European Community has been incorporated into the [Single European Act] ([EC Treaty]) by the [Treaty of Amsterdam], so putting an end to a complex situation. From 1993 to 1999, there were two distinct legal bases for social policy measures: the [EC Treaty] itself and a separate agreement from which the United Kingdom had opted out. Now all social policy measures can be adopted on the basis of the new Title XI of the [EC Treaty]. The objectives set by the Treaty draw on the [1961 European Social Charter] and the [1989 Community Charter of the Fundamental Social Rights of Workers]. They were already incorporated in the [Social Policy Agreement] and cover employment promotion, proper social protection, dialogue between management and labour, the development of human resources, and combating exclusion (Article 136).
Type Classification: C: Cross-sectoral strategies