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The Europeanisation of social protection$
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Jon Kvist and Juho Saari

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420206

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420206.001.0001

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Poland: redefining social policies

Poland: redefining social policies

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(p.99) Six Poland: redefining social policies
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The Europeanisation of social protection
Author(s):

Irena Wóycicka

Maciej Grabowski

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420206.003.0006

Poland's official position on the European social policy initiatives is difficult to pinpoint because of the radical political transformation that happened when the right-wing Law and Justice Party took the governmental seat. The former left-wing liberal government declared support for modernising the European Social Model (ESM) by focusing on employability and vocational activation. The present ruling elite, on the other hand, emphasised the need to maintain the European social model based on solidarity. This emphasis signifies a major shift in the approach to adapting Polish solutions to the concept of ESM. It signifies the weakening of the commitment to implement modernisation processes in favour of maintaining solutions in Poland. The slogan of social solidarity was one of the pillars of the parliamentary campaign of the winning party; however, so far, the present government has not incorporated this position into its social policy programme. This chapter discusses Poland' position on the European social policy initiatives. It compares the European and the Polish social models. The chapter also discusses the main principles of the Polish national reforms over the last sixteen years, including the national responses of Poland to EU initiatives.

Keywords:   Poland, European social policy, political transformation, European Social Model, European social model, social solidarity, Polish social model, Polish national reforms

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