For the last couple of years, the Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth has been the opportunity to come together and reflect on how to build a stronger Social Europe, by fighting poverty, increasing employment, and strengthening social cohesion and inclusion for all. The Convention was born out of a commitment to reconnect policymaking with the expertise and work of civil society organisations. The ultimate aim remains to bring Europe closer to its citizens and to ensure that EU actions deliver tangible results and real impact on the ground.
This year, the Convention will focus on the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, one year and one day after its adoption. The day will be split between plenary talks, workshops and interactive sessions to exchange ideas and best practices on how to put the European Pillar of Social Rights into action.
The discussions will focus on concrete solutions and tools. How can instruments such as EU funding, the Sustainable Development Goals, the European Semester, the social and civil dialogues, social services and the social economy be used to implement the Social Pillar at all levels?
To celebrate the Social Pillar’s first anniversary, there will be an interactive exhibition to illustrate each Principle and share stories on what the Social Pillar means in practice.
The European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care will have a side event at the Convention. The side event will focus on the investing in community-based services as a holistic way to implement the Social Pillar.
Read the press release of the EEG: Investment in community-based services is a must to make the European Pillar of Social Rights real
More details about the Convention here