European Commission launches consultation on European Pillar of Social Rights

The European Commission has presented a first, preliminary outline of the European Pillar of Social Rights announced by President Juncker last September.

The European Pillar of Social Rights is part of the Commission’s work to strengthen the Economic and Monetary Union. It will set out a number of essential principles to support well-functioning and fair labour markets and welfare systems within the euro area.

EU Pillar of Social RightsOther EU Member States are able to join if they want. It has also launched a broad public consultation to gather views and feedback from other European institutions, national authorities and parliaments, social partners, stakeholders, civil society, experts from academia and citizens.



The online consultation will run until the end of 2016.

This short video (English, French and German subtitles) explains the importance of the European Pillar of Social Rights, while a detailed factsheet answers important questions relating to it.