Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

Have your say on reinforcing Social Europe

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The European Pillar of Social Rights is our social strategy to make sure that the transitions of climate-neutrality, digitalisation and demographic change, as well as the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, are socially fair and just. It builds upon 20 key principles.

For the EU to get out of the current crisis, it needs to generate recovery, build resilience and guide economies along the path of just, green and digital transitions. This should not happen at the cost of the poorest people, regions or countries. The recovery will have to be inclusive and fair. The European Pillar of Social Rights provides a compass to tackle the social and economic challenges of our time.

To support the implementation of the Pillar and prepare the ground for the Pillar’s Action Plan (to be presented in early 2021), the Commission launched a broad discussion with all EU countries and regions and with all our partners.

Together, we will upgrade Europe’s social market economy to fit the opportunities and challenges of today and tomorrow and ensure just transitions for all.


The Commission will promote and support events and debates related to all issues covered by the principles of the Pillar at national, regional and local level. We will seek the active engagement and participation of all our partners.

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