The European Unemployment Benefit Scheme: Legal Basis for Resocialising Europe

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This paper focuses on the possible introduction of a European Unemployment Benefit Scheme (henceforth EUBS) as a legal “tool” to resocialise Europe in times of crisis. After a description of the US system of insurance against unemployment, which could represent an ideal type because of the shared competences between the federal and the State levels, the present work explores the legitimacy of the measure in compliance with the EU treaties: despite the lack of an exclusive EU competence in the field of social security, a European insurance against unemployment could be legitimised by an holistic approach to EU law. To empirically demonstrate either the feasibility or the criticalities of the EUBS, the work concludes by simulating the interaction between the Spanish system of protection against unemployment and the same EUBS.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-26
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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