Keywords: european social model; social dumping; european integration.
In the essay, the author analyses if a European Social Model has
never existed and which are its main characteristics. To this extent, he
considers the evolution of European Law on employment, social security
and social protection. He underlines how the social progresses reached
by European Union are currently under-threaten by the social dumping
and by the unequal balance between economic freedoms and social
rights established in some case law of the European Court of Justice. In
order to strengthen the European Social Model, it is therefore necessary
to reduce the social differences among the Member States and to improve
the political and social integration in Europe.