Social safeguards in Europe - Redefining our narrative
In light of upcoming policy initiatives announced in the Commission’s Work Programme 2016, namely the European Pillar of Social Rights and the Labour Mobility Package, the SOLIDAR network considers that it is urgent to define genuine social priorities and make sure they are implemented at European and national level. Social safeguards are guaranteed by a variety of legal acts and treaties, but not always coherently implemented. Therefore, priority should be given to efficiently reducing the structural gaps affecting social safeguards in Europe whilst not creating overlapping policy reforms.
This paper aims at setting out the range and level of social safeguards SOLIDAR members consider essential to provide for a high level of social protection in the European Union.
It has been developed together with SOLIDAR’s member and partner organisations in the framework of the SOLIDAR Social Affairs Forum.