The European Commission put forward a first, preliminary outline of what should become the European Pillar of Social Rights, in March 2016. The current Pillar proposal consists of 20 key social and employment policy principles, a kind of compass to guide future EU social policy. The Pillar builds on progress made under the EU social open method of coordination, the European Semester, and the EU Social Investment Package adopted in 2013. The aim of the European Commission with the new Pillar, is to agree on an EU framework to monitor social and employment performance of EU Member States, and push for more convergence in the Eurozone. A wide public consultation took place throughout 2016.


Recommendations For The Pillar

Recommendations for the Pillar

Recommendations for the future European Pillar of Social Rights: A compass for a renewed social agenda for all families in Europe COFACE Families Europe invites you to consider its recommendations on how to make the proposed European Pillar of Social…

Read More
COFACE Organises Reflection Seminar On The Pillar

COFACE organises Reflection seminar on the Pillar

EU Seminar: Making the European Pillar of Social Rights a reality for Europe’s families: mind the gap COFACE Families Europe hopes that the Pillar will be a meaningful process which drives rights-based social policy/service innovation at local level, and also…

Read More
Capacity Building Seminar On The European Semester

Capacity Building Seminar on the European Semester

The capacity building seminar on the European Semester aimed to bring together the various member organisations of COFACE, EU level stakeholders, and the Belgian and Hungarian civil society organisations. Over the course of the day, participants get a general introduction…

Read More