The European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) has been proclaimed by the 28 EU leaders and the EU institutions in Gothenburg on 17th November 2017. The Pillar, consists of 20 key principles structured into 3 categories:
equal opportunities & access to the labour market;
fair working conditions;
social protection & inclusion.
Due to its non-binding nature, delivering on the principles of the Pillar is primarily a responsibility of national governments, of public authorities and of Social Partners at all levels.
Contributing to the debate on the EPSR and in order to provide answers to the current challenges, industriAll Europe and Ceemet identified 9 principles that matter. Each one of them is aiming for Europe remaining a place of political and economic stability with a social market economy that combines economic freedoms, free movement of people and welfare states designed to deliver social protection.
Read more about prosperity in Europe in the joint statement attached.