The recent financial and economic crisis has led to more economic exclusion: EU’s answer, mainly austerity measures, has proven to be unsuccessful in several occasions. This should be rectified: Europe needs a strong integrated market, but at the same time workers’ rights shouldn’t be put aside.
Besides, the problems that newer generations face should be taken in account more seriously: in a globalized word, Europe offers highly specialized jobs, but it has not been able to create a system that provides the necessary education to everyone. High tuition fees exclude part of the population, creating – on the short, medium, and long run – economic exclusion.
To conclude, the European Union and its members must implement new policies and promote reforms that can strengthen European workers’ rights. However, the peculiarities of the various member states should be respected: “one-size-fits-all” models are rarely successful.