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This impact area focuses on whether a policy proposal is expected to change - either increase or decrease - the availability of public information with regard to services and goods. In order to realize equal access to goods and services information on the side of the population in need of these goods and services is required. Similar to the last question, analysis should focus on information available to particularly vulnerable groups respecticely to groups that face a higher risk of poverty and social exclusion. Attention should be given to services of general interest (large network indurstries such as energy, telecommunication, etc.) or to services which are essential for the daily life in order to ensure social, economic, and territorial cohesion. Of particular relevance here are healthcare and specific social sevices (such as social security schemes, social assistance services, employment and training services, social housing, child care or long-term care services) as vulnerable groups dependent on these services to fully particpate in the society.
Does the option make the public better informed about a particular issue?
Regarding this Guiding Question, which are the most important EU policies and strategies? For EU Impact Area Database: For an overview of most important EU policies and strategies, you can consult http://ec.europa.eu/policies/index_en.htm or http://europa.eu/pol/index_en.htm
Please link to relevant Directorate General Contact Details.
Further sources of Data
Please link to other sources of data, e.g. important reports, annual reports etc.
Further sources of Information
Please link to relevant information sources, the relevant Directorate General, EU agencies, International Organizations, think tanks, etc.
Please insert indicators relevant to the question, choose indicators provided by Eurostat.
Other Official Indicators
Please insert indicators relevant to the question, choose indicators provided e.g. by international organizations like the OECD, IEA, ILO or academic institutes.