After almost ten years of austerity measures, precariousness and high unemployment rates across Europe, social policies have returned to the EU agenda. The Proclamation of the Pillar of Social Rights at the Social Summit taking place tomorrow, 17 November, in Gothenburg is the first step towards social consolidation. However, it still requires to be guaranteed and protected by the EU Institutions, Social Partners, Civil Society and especially the Member States, which through concrete measures and legislation can contribute to a proper and updated European social model.
As SOLIDAR Secretary General, Conny Reuter, affirmed in a debate held in the European Parliament in Brussels last week with Maria João Rodrigues, MEP (S&D) and Rapporteur of the European Pillar of Social Rights, Luca Viscentini, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and Anna Widegeren, Secretary General of the European Youth Forum, “the Proclamation of the Pillar will be the framework allowing for concrete measures at national and European level to have modern social standards, decent working conditions and social protection across Europe”.
Watch the debate that was held in the European Parliament last week to know more about the European Pillar of Social Rights and its Proclamation in the Social Summit 2017 in Gothenburg.