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Conference: “The European Pillar of Social Rights: Ambiguities, Possibilities, Implementation,” 5th October, Amsterdam

The European Pillar of Social Rights: Ambiguities, Possibilities, Implementation, is a conference organised on 5 October by the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES), in cooperation with the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG) and the Amsterdams Instituut voor ArbeidsStudies (AIAS)/Hugo Sinzheimer Instituut (HSI).

This  one-day conference  will  bring  together  leading  EU scholars  and  policy  makers  to  discuss  these questions, focusing on prospects and pathways for realising the potential of the European Pillar  of  Social  Rights.  It  is  aimed  at  policy  practitioners  and  the  general  public,  as  well  as  scholars and students. The conference will be divided into three main parts:

  • The  first  will  address  the  nature  and  significance  of  the  Pillar,  focusing  on  its  origins,  ambiguities, and possibilities.
  • The  second  will  deal  with  pathways  and  instruments  for  implementing  the  Pillar  and  the  relationship  between them,  with  particular  attention  to  legislation,  EU  funding,  and  the  European Semester.
  • The  final  panel  will  discuss the legal  status  and meaning of  social  rights,  together  with  the  prospects for using the Pillar to advance their monitoring and justiciability.

See full programme here

If you want to register for the conference, please send an email to Gijs van der Starre: g.vanderstarre@uva.nl.