Public consultation on the European Pillar of Social Rights

European-Commission-logoThe European Commission (Directorate-General for Employment and Social Affairs, Economic and Financial Affairs) has launched a public consultation on the European Pillar of Social Rights.

The consultation seeks 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; thirdly, 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

The consultation will be open from 8 March 2016 to 31 December 2016. For more information on the consultation and to learn how to submit your contribution, please click here.