• The European Pillar of Social Rights in 20 principles

    The Pillar of Social Rights is about delivering new and more effective rights for citizens, built upon 20 key principles.

  • Endorsing the European Pillar of Social Rights

    As called for by President Juncker in his State of the Union Address on 13 September 2017, the European Pillar of Social Rights has been proclaimed by the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission at the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth in Gothenburg on 17 November 2017. This proclamation reflects the unanimous support by all EU institutions for the principles and rights under the Pillar.

  • Delivering on the European Pillar of Social Rights

    Delivering on the principles and rights defined under the European Pillar of Social Rights is a joint responsibility of the European Union institutions, member states, social partners and other stakeholders. The European institutions will help set the framework and give direction on the way forward for implementation of the Pillar through legislation where needed, in full respect of member states' competences and taking into account the diversity of their situations.

  • Monitoring progress

    The implementation of the Pillar will be supported by an online social scoreboard to track trends and performances across EU countries.

  • Future of social Europe

    The discussion on the social dimension of Europe is part of the broader debate around the Commission’s White Paper on the Future of Europe. In this context, the Commission published a reflection paper on the social dimension of Europe. It zooms in on the upcoming transformations of the European societies and their world of work, while setting out a number of options for our collective response.