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   Sabato Sebastiano   Senior Researcher


Specialist fields : European Integration, Governance, Comparative Social Policy; Interest Groups; Policy Learning and Policy Transfer
  
   Short Biography

Sebastiano Sabato holds a PhD in Political Science at the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane / Italian Institute of Human Sciences (SUM) in Florence. Since February 2014 he has been working as researcher on European integration at the OSE. Previously, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Milan and he also collaborated with the Centre on Inequalities, Poverty, Social Exclusion and the City (OASeS) of the University of Antwerp. 

Since December 2018 he is member of the scientific board of the journal ‘Politiche Sociali / Social Policies’. His current research interests include EU socio-economic governance, comparative social policy, social investment and social innovation, industrial relations, interest groups analysis, policy learning and policy transfer.

 
   Publications
2019
The Multi-Level Governance of Social Innovation: How the EU Supports Socially Innovative Initiatives
Sabato and Verschraegen (2019)
Rivista Italiana di Politiche Pubbliche, 1/2019, pp. 35-66.

Towards inclusive service delivery through social investment: the case of health services
Baeten R., Sabato S., Signorelli P., Moth R. and Neary D. (2018)
Deliverable 6.3, project Rebuilding an Inclusive, Value-based Europe of Solidarity and Trust through Social Investments (RE-INVEST) (H2020)
EN
2018
‘Linking Lisbon and Europe 2020: the “peer reviews” in the Social OMC
Sabato S. (2018)
in Jessoula M. and Madama I. (eds.), A chance for social Europe. Europe2020 and the fight against poverty and social exclusion, Routledge, pp. 166 - 185.
‘Europe 2020 and the fight against poverty: from the target to governance‘
Sabato S., Agostini C. Natili M. and Jessoula M. (2018)
in Jessoula M. and Madama I. (eds.), A chance for social Europe. Europe2020 and the fight against poverty and social exclusion, Routledge, pp. 14 - 35.
Social Policy in the European Union: State of Play 2018
Nineteenth annual report
Bart Vanhercke, Sebastiano Sabato and Dalila Ghailani  (eds.)
ETUI, OSE, Brussels: 2018
EN
‘The times they are a-changin’?’ The European pillar of social rights from debates to reality check
Nineteenth annual report
Sebastiano Sabato and Francesco Corti (eds.), Social policy in the European Union: state of play 2018, ETUI, OSE, Brussels: 2018, pp. 51-70.
EN
Conclusions The European Pillar of Social Rights as a game changer
Nineteenth annual report
Bart Vanhercke, Sebastiano Sabato and Dalila Ghailani (eds.), Social policy in the European Union: state of play 2018, ETUI, OSE, Brussels, pp. 165-186.
EN
Implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights: what is needed to guarantee a positive social impact
Sebastiano S., Ghailani D., Peña-Casas R., Spasova S., Corti F. and Vanhercke B. (2018)
Brussels: European Economic and Social Committee, 45 p.
EN
2017
‘Policy learning in EU open coordination processes: the case of peer reviews’
Sabato S. (2017)
Rivista Italiana di Politiche Pubbliche, 2/2017, pp. 221-248.
Social policy in the European Union: state of play 2017
Eighteenth annual report
Bart Vanhercke, Sebastiano Sabato and Denis Bouget (Ed.)
ETUI, OSE, Brussels, 2017, 237p.
EN
Towards a European Pillar of Social Rights: from a preliminary outline to a Commission Recommendation
Sebastiano S. and Vanhercke B. (2017)
in Vanhercke B. ; Sebastiano S and Bouget D. (eds.), Social Policy in the European Union: State of Play 2017, Brussels: European Trade Union Institute and European Social Observatory, pp. 73-96.
EN
Social policy in the EU: high hopes but low yields
Vanhercke B. ; Sebastiano S. and Bouget D. (2017)
in Vanhercke B. ; Sebastiano S and Bouget D. (eds.), Social Policy in the European Union: State of Play 2017, Brussels: European Trade Union Institute and European Social Observatory, pp. 201-214.
EN
Listened to, but not heard ? Social partners' multilevel involvement in the European Semester
Sabato S. and Vanhercke B. with Spasova S. (2017)
OSE Paper Series, Research Paper No.35, March 2017, 46p. 
EN
Connecting entrepreneurship with policy experimentation? The EU framework for social innovation
Sabato S. ; Vanhercke B. and Verschraegen G. (2017)
Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research
EN
2016
Balancing protection and investment: structural reforms in five countries
Agostini C. ; Lisi V. ; Natali D. and Sabato S. (2016)
Brussels: European Trade Union Institute, 124 p. 

EN (Free download)
Set aside, embedded or relaunched? The uncertain fate of the EU social investment strategy
Sabato S. (2016)
Politiche Sociali/Social Policies, n. 2/2016, May-August, pp. 371-386, DOI: 10.7389/84012
EN
The usage of EU resources in local social innovation
Sabato S. and Verschraegen G. (2016)
ImPRovE Working Paper No. 16/03
EN
2015
The European Semester and modernisation of public administration
Peña-Casas R. ; Sabato S. ; Lisi V. and Agostini C. (2015)
Final Report of the EPSU Social Dialogue Project. Brussels: European Social Observatory and European Public Service Union, 106p.
EN
The European Semester and Modernisation of Public Administration
Peña-Casas R. ; Sabato S. ; Lisi V. and Agostini C. (2015) 
OSE Working Paper Series, Briefing Paper No.12 (December), Brussels: European Social Observatory
EN
Social investment in Europe: a study of national policies
Bouget D. ; Frazer H. ; Marlier E. ; Sabato S. and Vanhercke B. (2015)
Report prepared in the context of European Social Policy Network (ESPN)

EN
The EU framework for social innovation. Between entrepreneurship and policy experimentation
Sabato S. ; Vanhercke B. and Verschraegen G.
ImPRovE Working Paper n°15/21.
EN
2014
“Europa 2020 e la lotta alla povertà: obiettivi <<hard>>, processi <<soft>>, governance in fieri”
Jessoula M. Agostini C. e Sabato S. (2014)
 Politiche Sociali/Social Policies, Bologna: il Mulino, n. 1/2014, pp. 101-118, (‘Europe 2020 and the fight against poverty. <<hard>> targets, <<soft>> processes and governance in fieri).
About the baby and the bathwater: assessing the European Platform against Poverty
Sabato S. and Vanhercke B. 
Working Paper 2014.09, Brussels, European Trade Union Institute.
A model for implementing sustainable and qualitative growth in the EU
Sabato S. ; Natali D. and Barbier C. 
Martens Centre for European Studies
2012
The peer review meetings in the European employment strategy: Dynamics, opportunities and limits for Member States’ learning 
Sabato S. 
Working paper for the Einaudi Centre- Laboratory on Comparative Politics and Public Philosophy.

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