The Together for Social Europe* Knowledge Hub gathers the latest news, briefings, case studies, country reports, activity reports and training material produced within the framework of the pillar working on social affairs, the Social Progress Watch and Lab.
The material available results from the many activities organised by SOLIDAR's Social Affairs Forum.
SOLIDAR Social Progress Watch Newsletters
SOLIDAR’s main objective in the field of Social Affairs is to improve progress towards a more social Europe. Against the background of our European social fabric which has been seriously damaged by the economic crisis and by the effects of one-sided austerity policies, SOLIDAR advocates for a policy change that puts social consolidation back at the heart of EU policies.
The SOLIDAR network considers an EU-wide applicable set of common and high-level social safeguards as an indispensable element for empowering people and constructing a social union. Poverty and inequalities can only be efficiently tackled by adopting a set of unequivocal safeguards for everyone living in Europe. This is what is needed to achieve the social and territorial cohesion stipulated in the Treaties.
Solidarity has to be placed at the heart of Europe’s migration and asylum policy by incorporating a right-based approach based on a more efficient responsibility-sharing system and improved harmonisation of protection’s standards among Member States The opening of humanitarian corridors with the involvement of the United Nations is urgently needed. This is the mian reason why we advocate for equal access to public and social services for those arriving in Europe especially health and care services, education and housing on equal grounds, as stated in the Charter of fundamental rights of the European Union.
SOLIDAR works to promote people’s access to affordable, sustainable and high quality social services which are crucial for developing social cohesion, realising social inclusion and safeguarding the fundamental rights of individual service users.
The LABCIT project, “Testing EU Citizenship as Labour Citizenship: From cases of Labour Rights Violations to a strengthened Labour Rights Regime”, which is co-funded by the Europe For Citizens Programme of the European Union, joined together twelve partners from eleven countries to investigate cases of labour rights violations of mobile EU citizens. The project held several hearings and consulted with over 250 workers, labour experts, and civil society actors and stakeholders.
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