Glossary:The European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan (EU 2030 targets)

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The European Pillar of Social Rights sets out 20 key principles and rights essential for fair and well-functioning labour markets and social protection systems. The European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan is the European Commission’s contribution to the implementation of the Social Pillar Principles. It proposes a series of initiatives to reach the objectives of the European Pillar of Social Rights by 2030 with the aim to drive national policies and reforms. Specifically, the Action Plan sets three EU headline targets in the areas of employment, skills, and social protection; these are:

  1. At least 78% of the population aged 20 to 64 should be in employment by 2030;
  2. At least 60% of all adults should participate in training every year;
  3. The number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion should be reduced by at least 15 million, out of them, at least 5 million should be children.


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