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Strengthening Minimum Income Protection during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Council of the European Union adopted on 9th October the conclusions on strengthening minimum income protection in the EU, with the aim to combat poverty and social exclusion in the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The Council recognises that minimum income schemes serve the purposes of mitigating the negative socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis […]

The Role of Social Partners in Economic and Social Recovery

On 14th October 2020, a meeting of the Tripartite Social Summit was held via videoconference. The theme was “Implementing together an inclusive economic and social recovery in Europe”. The Tripartite Social Summit is a two-yearly forum for dialogue between EU institutions at president level and the European social partners at top management level. Participating social […]

A Multi-Stakeholder Partnership to Integrate Migrants

On 7th September 2020, the European Commission renewed the cooperation with trade unions, chambers of commerce and employers’ organisation to enhance to integration of migrants and refugees into the labour market. Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit, stated that the European Pillar of Social Rights makes no distinction where people come from, and […]

Tripartite Social Summit: The importance of the contribution of the social partners

The Tripartite Social Summit is a forum for dialogue between the EU institutions at the president level and European social partners at top management level. It took place on 23rd June 2020. The Summit is co-chaired by the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission and the Head of State or […]


Closing conference of the project: the Italian model on social dialogue for liberal professions is a best practice “Without social dialogue there is no real development. We need you [social partners] because now a new and challenging phase begins, where we will negotiate the next multiannual financial framework, which will allocate financial resources for the […]

Transparent and predictable working conditions: Commission welcomes provisional agreement

Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility welcomed the agreement with the following statement: “Today we have reached an agreement that will provide 200 million workers in Europe with more transparent and predictable working conditions. We are modernising European labour law and adjusting it to the new world of work. This […]

Commission welcomes agreement on the European Labour Authority

President Juncker first announced a European Labour Authority in September 2017 and a legislative proposal was presented in March 2018. This new EU authority will support fair labour mobility within the EU, allowing citizens and businesses to seize the opportunities offered by the single market while supporting cooperation between national authorities, including in preventing and […]

European Social Dialogue – Working Programme 2019-2021

The sixth autonomous work programme of the European social partners supports the objectives of the 2016 quadri-partite statement on “A New Start for Social Dialogue1” to strengthen social dialogue at European and national levels; to foster the role and influence of national social partners in the European semester; to step up capacity building support to […]