Throughout 2016, the Commission discussed with national authorities, social partners, civil society and citizens on the content and role of the European Pillar of Social Rights.
The consultation ran until 31 December 2016 and was wrapped up at a conference on 23 January 2017. The results of the consultation will contribute to the final outline of the Pillar.
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.
UNI Europa (the European services workers union) has sent its response to the EU public consultation on the European Pillar of Social Rights.