EU leaders, European institutions, social partners and civil society representatives met up beginning of May in Porto, Portugal to discuss how to set the European social policy agenda for the next decade as well as how to leave no one behind facing current challenges.
At the high-level conference organised by the Portuguese presidency, they reinforced their commitment to the implementation of the Action Plan of the European Pillar of Social Right. The Action Plan, presented by the European Commission in March, proposes a number of initiatives and sets three main targets to be achieved throughout Europe by 2030:
- An employment rate of at least 78% in the European Union
- At least 60% of adults attending training courses every year
- Reducing the number of people at risk of social exclusion or poverty by at least 15 million people, including 5 million children
At the end of the conference, EU institutions, European social partners and civil society representatives co-signed the Porto Social Commitmenton social issues including 13 points.
- Porto Social Commitment
- Result of Porto Social Summit
- Action Plan of the European Pillar of Social Right