Newsletter April 09

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 serve as a compass for a renewed process of convergence towards better working and living conditions among participating member states.

During the last year, COFACE Families Europe has been actively advocating for the Pillar to be a strong social policy framework that can help prevent poverty while also supporting families in deprived situations to be more included in society. We will now study the full Commission proposal and get back to you with our detailed analysis soon. In the meantime, read here COFACE’s position paper on the European Pillar of Social Rights

We will now study the final proposal and get back to you with our detailed analysis soon. Stay tuned!

European Commission documents:

Delivering on the European Pillar of Social Rights – Commission adopts first concrete initiatives (press release)

Communication: An Initiative to Support Work Life Balance for Workig Parents and Carers

Communication on Work-Life Balance – Factsheet

Communication on Work-Life Balance – Social Scoreboard

Communication on Social Rights Pillar – Factsheet

European Pillar of Social Rights – Building a more inclusive and fairer European Union