The European Pillar of Social Rights sets out 20 key principles and rights to support fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems. It is primarily conceived for the euro area but applicable to all EU Member States wishing to be part of it.
Delivering on the principles and rights defined in the European Pillar of Social Rights is a joint responsibility of Member States, EU institutions social partners and other stakeholders.
Building a fairer Europe and strengthening its social dimension is a key priority for this Commission. Today, it delivers on its promise to adopt its proposal for the European Pillar of Social Rights.
At this high-level conference, which closed the far-ranging consultation on the Social Pillar, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker highlighted national minimum salaries and national minimum incomes as issues he would like to see addressed by European cooperation on the Pillar.
The European Centre of Employers and Enterprises (CEEP) has published its opinion on the EU public consultation on the European Pillar of Social Rights.