Communication on monitoring the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights

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Series Details (2018) 130 final
Publication Date 12/03/2018
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Further information:

The Commission proposes in this Communication, as a complement to initiatives already taken and still in preparation at EU level, to strengthen the monitoring of implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) in the European Semester of policy coordination. This includes an analysis of measures taken and progress made at national level; the provision of technical assistance, benchmarking exercises and exchange of good practices; and the screening of employment and social performances.

The Staff Working Document published in parallel recalls the legal framework for each of the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights, with due regard to the respective competences of the EU and of the Member States, including the role of the social partners and recent EU-level actions in each area.

This Communication was published together with two further proposals which support the implementation of the EPSR:

+ Proposal for a Regulation establishing a European Labour Authority [COM(2018)131]
+ Proposal for a Recommendation on access to social protection for workers and the self-employed [COM(2018)132]

Background information:

The European Pillar of Social Rights was launched in April 2017, setting out 20 key principles and rights to support labour markets and welfare systems. It was primarily conceived for the Eurozone but applicable to all member states wishing to be part of it. The principles and rights enshrined in the Pillar were structured around three categories: equal opportunities and access to the labour market, fair working conditions and social protection and inclusion.

The Pillar was jointly proclaimed by the three main institutions of the European Union in November 2017, during the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth.

The European Commission published on 13 March 2018 a Communication on the monitoring of the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights.

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EUR-Lex: SWD(2018)67 - Staff Working Document accompanying the document
European Commission: Press Release, 13.03.18: Commission adopts proposals for a European Labour Authority and for access to social protection

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