Social Protection Committee Annual Report 2022: Review of the Social Protection Performance Monitor (SPPM) and developments in social protection policies - Key social challenges and key messages

The main objective of the present report is to deliver on the mandate of the Committee to monitor the social situation in the European Union and the development of social protection policies (Article 160 of Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), and, through its analysis, to provide input to the Council on the main social policy priorities to recommend to the Commission in the context of the preparation of the 2023 Annual Sustainable Growth Survey.

Based on the Social Protection Performance Monitor (SPPM) and Member States' social reporting, the report aims at:

i) monitoring the social situation, especially the progress towards the 2030 target on reducing poverty and social exclusion and highlighting the common social trends to watch,

ii) identifying the key structural social challenges facing individual Member States as well as their good social outcomes, and

iii) reviewing the most recent social policy developments in Europe.