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Revisioning the ‘Fiscal EU’: Fair, Sustainable, and Coordinated Tax and Social Policies

Objective

Plans for economic and monetary integration in the European Union call for fundamental changes in fiscal relations among EU member states and other countries. The 2012 Blueprint for the European Monetary Union (EMU) calls for deeper integration of fiscal policies at the level of domestic EU members, including establishing EU own-source revenues. The 2013 Social Dimension of the EMU emphasizes that this fiscal revisioning must also improve coordination of employment and social policies post-crisis to counteract declines in state revenues, evaluate fragmented policy initiatives during the crisis, and improve human well-being and capabilities ends in themselves and as preconditions to stable integration and sustainable growth.

This project will carry out in-depth comparative, interdisciplinary research using constitutional, legal, technical, institutional, qualitative, and quantitative methods to address four core issues:

* Options for expanding EU legislative competences or governance mechanisms for
effective harmonization of member tax and social policies;
* Reform options for state-level coordination of fairer, more stable, and more sustainable tax and social policy regimes;
* Strategies for the increased effectiveness and harmonization of tax administration and
compliance structures within the EU and non-EU areas; and
* Recommendations for true own-source EU revenues.

This project is relevant to fundamental political and structural challenges that face the EU as it pursues deep fiscal integration. Fiscal policies encompass both revenue production and state spending priorities, and have tremendous impact on life choices, business planning, and economic development. Whether under conditions of stable growth or disruption, state revenues remain at the heart of state governance capacities; throughout, the well-being of the population as a whole remains at the heart of social and political stability and productivity.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/taxation
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/sociology/gender studies/gender equality
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/monetary and finances
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic changes
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment

Call for proposal

H2020-EURO-SOCIETY-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UMEA UNIVERSITET
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 578 437,50

Participants (10)

LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 463 250
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STIFTELSEN HANDELSHOYSKOLEN BI
Norway
EU contribution
€ 172 375
Address
Nydalsveien 37
0484 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 103 500
Address
Solbjerg Plads 3
2000 Frederiksberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 166 875
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 252 125
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 277 875
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OSTERREICHISCHES INSTITUT FUR WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG VEREIN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 195 000
Address
Arsenal Objekt 20
1030 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
MENDELOVA UNIVERZITA V BRNE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 263 312,50
Address
Zemedelska 1/1665
613 00 Brno Sever
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Queen's University at Kingston

Participation ended

Canada
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
University Avenue 99
K7L 3N6 Kingston
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACAO GETULIO VARGAS
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Praia De Botafogo 190
22 250 900 Rio De Janeiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments