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.

COFACE Families Europe Preliminary Assessment of the EU Pillar of Social Rights May 2017
COFACE Families Europe Recommendations December 2016
COFACE Families Europe Discussion Paper September 2016


ESPN Report On Investing In Children

ESPN report on investing in children

This Synthesis Report examines the extent to which 35 European countries have strengthened or further developed their policies/approaches and programmes for children since 2013 in ways that are consistent with the EU Recommendation on Investing in children: breaking the cycle…

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Update On EU Work-life Balance Actions

Update on EU work-life balance actions

After its publication on 26 April 2017 by the European Commission, the work-life balance package has been entering the debate in the EU Institutions and it will become more and more present in the upcoming months. The Council of the…

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European Pillar Of Social Rights Launched!

European Pillar of Social Rights launched!

On April 26, the European Commission proposed a Recommendation on the European Pillar of Social Rights. The proposed Pillar sets out a number of key principles and rights to support fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems. It will…

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