2020 SPC Annual Review of the Social Protection Performance Monitor (SPPM) and developments in social protection policies

The report of the Social Protection Committee provides an overview of the decisive action taken by Member States to protect employment, income and access to services through a variety of measures. However, in spite of the important measures adopted, unemployment in the EU is rising and there is a significant risk of widening economic and social disparities between and within the Member States. In this context, the report highlights that measures to address the longer-term socio-economic impacts of the pandemic may still need to be combined with targeted containment and support measures in the short term.