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End of April: Commission presents European Pillar of Social Rights and accompanying initiatives

The news:

In April 2017, the European Commission will present the final outline of the European Pillar of Social Rights. This will be accompanied by a set of concrete initiatives, such as a proposal to help working parents and carers manage their family life and their professional career.

The background:

The establishment of a European Pillar of Social Rights was announced by President Juncker in his State of the Union speech on 9 September 2015.

Building a more inclusive and fairer Europe is a key priority for this Commission. Therefore, the aim of the European Pillar of Social Rights is to set out a number of essential principles to support well-functioning and fair labour markets and welfare systems.

A preliminary outline of the European Pillar of Social Rights was presented on 8 March 2016. This was followed by a broad consultation of national and regional authorities, social partners, civil society representatives, stakeholders and citizens. The results of the consultation, which ended on 31 December 2016 and culminated in the concluding Conference 'Going Forward Together' on 23 January 2017, will feed into the final outline of the Pillar. 

The event:

To be confirmed closer to the date.

The sources:

Press material will be made available on the day.


Press contacts:

General public inquiries: Europe Direct by phone 00 800 67 89 10 11 or by email

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