Communication: Launching a consultation on a European Pillar of Social Rights

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Series Details (2016) 127 final (8.3.16)
Publication Date 08/03/2016
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President Juncker announced the establishment of a European Pillar of Social Rights in his State of the Union address in the European Parliament on 9 September 2015. This initiative is part of the work undertaken by the Commission for a deeper and fairer Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and part of the Commission 2016 Work Programme.

This Communication outlines a way forward for the European Pillar of Social Rights. It sets out the rationale behind the initiative, discusses its role, scope and nature, and launches a broad consultation aimed at gathering feedback. A first, preliminary outline of the Pillar is annexed to this Communication to facilitate the discussion.

This Communication is also accompanied by two Staff Working Documents: the first one describes key economic, labour market and societal trends on which the Pillar builds, and which it should contribute to address, and the second one recalls the most relevant legal "acquis" at EU level.

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EUR-Lex: SWD(2016)50: The EU social acquis
EUR-Lex: SWD(2016)51: Key economic, employment and social trends behind a European Pillar of Social Rights
ESO: Background information: Commission launches a public consultation on the European Pillar of Social Rights

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