|Author (Corporate)||European Council|
|Content Type||Blog, News, Overview, Policy-making|
National leaders of the European Union, EU institutions, social partners and representatives of civil society gathered in Porto (Portugal) on 7 May 2021 to reaffirm their commitment to the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR).
The European Union proclaimed the EPSR in November 2017. The pillar sets out 20 key guiding principles for a strong, fair and inclusive Social Europe. In March 2021, the European Commission unveiled an Action Plan for the implementation of the EPSR.
This high-level conference discussed how to set the European social policy agenda for the following decade in an inclusive manner. The focus was on three main areas: work and employment, skills and innovation, welfare and social protection. At the end of the conference, all participants co-signed the Porto Social Commitment. The outcome of this conference also informed the informal European Council meeting held alongside it.
|Subject Categories||Employment and Social Affairs|
|Subject Tags||Social Europe | European Pillar of Social Rights [EPSR]|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|