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Study on Social and Health Services of General Interest in the European Union

Final Synthesis Report

The Commission Communication “Implementing the Community Lisbon programme – Social services of general interest in the European Union” of April 2006 has announced to establish a monitoring and dialogue tool in the form of biennial reports from 2007 onwards in order to improve the knowledge of both service providers and stakeholders on the one hand and of the Commission on the other, of the situation of social and health services of general interest in the EU and the application and impact of Community rules on the development of these services.