Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth, 17 November 2017

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Publication Date 17/11/2017
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The Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth was held in Gothenburg on 17 November 2017. The agenda focused on discussions around labour markets in the European Union, social protection systems and social dialogue.

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The summit was jointly hosted by the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. It was attended by the EU's heads of state or government, the social partners and other key players.

During the meeting the main EU institutions jointly proclaimed the European Pillar of Social Rights, underlining the commitment to stand by and promote the 20 principles and rights enshrined under the Pillar. The agenda also included a discussion on the future of education and culture.

+ Launch of the European Pillar of Social Rights, April 2017

The discussions were structured around three parallel working sessions, addressing the following themes: 'Access to the labour market', 'Fair employment and working conditions' and 'In between jobs: supporting transitions'.

In the margins of this Summit there was also an Informal Meeting of heads of state or government in the framework of the European Council.

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European Commission: DG Communication: IP/17/4973, 28.11.17: President Juncker and Prime Minister Löfven present way forward after the Social Summit http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-4973_en.htm
European Commission: Concluding report on the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth https://ec.europa.eu/commission/publications/concluding-report-social-summit-fair-jobs-and-growth
European Commission: DG Communication: IP/17/4643, 16.11.17: Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth: strengthening the EU's social dimension http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-4643_en.htm
European Council: Informal meeting of heads of state or government, 17 November 2017 http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/european-council/2017/11/17/
European Commission: DG Communication: SPEECH/17/4730, 17.11.17: Opening remarks by Jean-Claude Juncker at the press conference following the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-17-4730_en.htm
European Commission: DG Communication: SPEECH/17/4723, 17.11.17: Opening speech by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-17-4723_en.htm
European Commission: DG Communication: STATEMENT/17/4706, 17.11.17: Statement of President Juncker on the Proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-17-4706_en.htm
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 17.11.17: European Pillar of Social Rights: Proclamation and signing http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2017/11/17/european-pillar-of-social-rights-proclamation-and-signing/
European Council: Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the informal meeting of EU heads of State or government in Gothenburg http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2017/11/17/donald-tusk-presented-the-results-of-the-informal-meeting-in-the-margins-of-the-social-summit/
European Trade Union Confederation [ETUC]: Statement of European Social Partners https://www.etuc.org/documents/social-summit-gothenburg-statement-european-social-partners
The Local.se, 14.11.17: Gothenburg braces for EU social summit https://www.thelocal.se/20171114/gothenburg-braces-for-eu-social-summit-sweden
Politico, 17.11.17: EU pushes Social Pillar at Gothenburg summit https://www.politico.eu/article/social-pillar-unemployment-anti-social-europe/
Blog: LSE EuroppBlog, 17.11.17: Social summit preview: Can the European Pillar of Social Rights deliver on its promises? http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2017/11/16/social-summit-gothenburg-european-pillar-of-social-rights/
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EurActiv: Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth http://www.euractiv.com/topics/social-summit-for-fair-jobs-and-growth/
EUObserver, 17.11.17: EU to proclaim 'pillar' of social rights in Gothenburg https://euobserver.com/social/139909
Politico, 17.11.17: EU leaders promise ‘people first’ at summit on social rights https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-leaders-promise-people-first-at-summit-on-social-rights/
ESO: Find more information on the European Pillar of Social Rights http://www.europeansources.info/advSearchLink?keyword=European%20Pillar%20of%20Social%20Rights&searchTerm

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