Reinforcing Social Europe! To get out of the current crisis the EU needs to generate a recovery plan, which guides along the path of just, green and digital transitions. This should not happen at the cost of the poorest people, cities, regions or countries. The recovery will have to be inclusive and fair. The European Pillar of Social Rights provides a compass to tackle social and economic challenges.

In January 2020, the Commission launched a broad discussion on the Social Pillar. Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit and the Commission services participated in a series of webinars in the Member States to gather feedback ahead of the Commission’s Action Plan on the further implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights.

Commissioner Schmit said: “The Action Plan on the European Pillar of Social Rights will be a crucial component of our long-term recovery strategy. We can only emerge from this crisis by putting employment and social matters at the heart of our plan. The valued input of stakeholders will be instrumental in deciding on the next steps for jobs and social rights in Europe.”

Therefore, the EU Commission invites all partners to present their views until 30 November 2020 on new policy action or legal initiatives needed on different levels (EU, national, regional, local) and/or pledge concrete commitments as a Member State, region, city or organization towards implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights.

To support the implementation of the Pillar and prepare the ground for the Pillar’s Action Plan (to be presented in early 2021), the Commission launched a broad discussion with all EU countries and regions and with all its partners.

To upgrade Europe’s social market economy to fit the opportunities and challenges of today and tomorrow and ensure just transitions for all.

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Source: European Commission