The Future of Welfare State within European Union in the Time of Crisis: From Financial Crisis to Brexit

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The concept of Welfare State is the approach chosen by countries to protect their weak citizens. Those who have entered the category of aging, pensioners, unemployed are included in the category of groups that receive protection from the state with a social funding scheme. Some EU countries are defenders of the concept of Welfare State. This can be seen from the amount of social funds taken from their budget. The European Union as a regional organization also recommends its members to protect weak citizens with their social funds. However, lately this concept has faced obstacles ranging from the global economic crisis to the Brexit phenomenon. This article also explains about the difficult situation faced by Spain, Greece, and Portugal which has an impact on all members of the European Union. The situation triggers Welfare state adherents to cut their social funds. This article explains the history of Welfare State in the European Union and is followed by problems faced in the contemporary period.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICSGS 2019
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of 3rd International Conference on Strategic and Global Studies
EditorsMuhammad Syaroni Rofii, Adis Imam Munandar, Danial Mohd. Yusof
ISBN (Print)978-1-63190-269-7
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2020

Publication series

ISSN (Print)2593-7650


  • Welfare state
  • European Union
  • Economic crisis
  • European Social Fund


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