European Pillar of Social Rights & the commitment of Cittadinanzattiva

Preamble

The European Pillar of Social Rights has been established on the 17th November 2017 by the Parliament, the Council and the European Commission in Göteborg, Sweden.

Main goals are to inform all citizens about the Pillar, to listen to their worries and opinions, and to increase the active participation and the support for social rights.

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European Pillar of Social Rights & chronic pain

The rights and principles of the Pillar cover a wide range of issues. Following, a brief insight on the prospects for patients suffering from chronic pain. For this document, Active Citizenship Network thanks the communication office of the DG EMPL for the support.

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European Pillar of Social Rights & childcare and support for minors

The rights and principles of the Pillar cover a wide range of issues. Following, a brief insight on the topic of childcare and support for minors. For this document, Active Citizenship Network thanks the communication office of the DG EMPL for the support.

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European Pillar of Social Rights & COVID-19 emergency

The rights and principles of the Pillar cover a wide range of issues. Following, a brief insight on the prospects of a complete implementation of the Pillar in the post-pandemic era of COVID-19. For this document, Active Citizenship Network thanks the communication office of the DG EMPL for the support.

European citizens, as never before, expect from the European institutions support, closeness, solidarity and concreteness. How are the European institutions acting, and what can we expect in the near future - after the COVID-19 emergency has been overcome - to avoid that the 20 principles that make up the European pillar of social rights remain only statements of principle?

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The role of the European Pillar of Social Rights ambassadors

Following its proclamation on 17 November 2017, implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights is now a joint commitment of the Member States and the European institutions.

The rights and principles of the Pillar cover a wide range of issues, including the right to quality education, training and life-long learning, access to healthcare, gender equality,  childcare, fair wages, work-life balance, consultation with social partners, and  access to essential services. Consequently, communication about the Pillar remains a challenge and its implementation largely depends on Member States and social partners on the ground.

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