Building upon the Pillar of Social Rights
The 17th of November 2017 marked a historical moment. The European Pillar of Social Rights was proclaimed and we cheered it. Indeed, it marked the acknowledgement of the importance of social protection systems which are no longer considered by the European Commission as an economic burden but rather as assets for making our social market economy more resilient. The European Pillar of Social Rights has no legal force and, in fact, its implementation entirely depends on the political willingness of the Member States and their regions. SOLIDAR advocates for a comprehensive implementation of all principles and resulting measures contained in the Pillar in order to guarantee the full range of social safeguards applicable in all EU Member States. What is more, SOLIDAR demands the Pillar to be implemented consistently with the Agenda 2030 and the SDGs.