Eurochild will be facilitating a series of webinars in September to gather your views and national perspectives on the European Commission proposals for a European Pillar of Social Rights. The first webinar is provisioned for 15 September 2016.
A European Commission EU-wide written consultation exercise is taking place until December and Eurochild is keen to receive your input on how the proposals can be improved to better prioritise the rights and wellbeing of children and young people.
How can the Pillar help to further implementation of the Recommendation on Investing in Children? We would be delighted if you could take part in our webinar series so that we can provide a strong and united voice from the children's sector to the European Commission, on how a European Pillar of Social Rights could help to turn commitments into real action.
What is the European Pillar of Social Rights?
On 8th March 2016, the European Commission published a preliminary outline of a European Pillar of Social Rights. The Commission has referred to the Pillar as a ‘reference framework' which will “identify a number of essential principles common to euro area Member States, focusing on their needs and challenges in the field of employment and social policies.”
Eurochild has been engaging in dialogue at EU level with other social partners and decision-makers from the European Commission and the European Parliament, in order to gain a stronger understanding of the Pillar of Social Rights.
What might it mean for children and young people in practice; what are the proposals intend to achieve and how they will be monitored?
Read the Eurochild briefing Paper: A European Pillar of Social Rights & Recommendations for Progressing Children's Rights
This paper intends to provide relevant background information to the Pillar of Social Rights, a Eurochild analysis of the proposals and recommendations for the European Commission to take into account as part of its consultation.
We look forward to getting your input to help us ensure children's rights are placed at the heart of the future social policies of the EU!
The first webinar on the European Pillar of Social Rights is provisioned for 15 September 2016. More webinars on the Pillar of Social Rights will be organised if needed.
If you are interested in attending a webinar, please email Emma Grindulis to register for 15 September.