Briefing 92: InvestEU: Short Briefing Paper

Social infrastructure is what holds our societies together. We need to see social infrastructure as what it is: an investment into the future and precondition for democracy, social mobility and justice. It is estimated that we annually lack €150 billion of social investment for the upcoming ten years in Europe. This infrastructure is mostly needed in the areas of social care, social housing, health and education. Despite pressures on the welfare state and social expenditure, we must ensure that public institutions allocate sufficient funding to enable and secure affordable, available, accessible, adaptable and quality services in this field. The InvestEU programme is a possibility to supplement this process by spreading out the risk of public investment through other long-term investment mechanisms. The maintenance and improvement of the above mentioned standards must be our top priority in this process. 


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