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Public consultation on the European Pillar of Social Rights

Policy field(s)

Social policy, coordination of economic policy

Target group(s)

Citizens, organisations and public authorities.

Period of consultationfrom :     08/03/2016     To :   31/12/2016
Objective of the consultation

  • To make an assessment of the present EU social "acquis", determining the extent to which existing rights are practiced and remain relevant or whether and where new ways to deliver on these rights should be considered;
  • To reflect on new trends in work patterns and societies due to the impact of new technologies, demographic trends or other factors of importance for working life and social conditions;
  • To gather views and get feedback on the role of the European Pillar of Social Rights as part of a deeper and fairer Economic and Monetary Union. This will serve to discuss its role, scope and content, to reflect on the particular needs of the euro area and to discuss the specificity of the principles proposed. Finally, this reflection exercise should also help Member States outside the euro area to determine whether to opt in.

How to submit your contribution

We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.

Please click here to submit your contribution.

You can also fill in the accessible version.

View the consultation document
View the questionnaire: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/68ec55ca-c915-4ce4-c923-fe9e2591d416
Reference documents and other, related consultations
Contact details Responsible service : Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Postal address :EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Rue Joseph II, 27 – 00/120, B-1049 BRUXELLES
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Results of consultation and next steps
Staff working document: summary report on the public consultation on the European Pillar of Social Rights
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