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 Government of the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU. Currently, the latter is the Prime Minister of Croatia. The main theme of this tripartite social summit was “Contribution of social partners to relaunching growth and employment in the aftermath of COVID-19”.
The discussions at this summit focused on four areas:
- The economic and social emergency linked to the COVID-19 pandemic;
- The exit strategy for deconfinement;
- The long-term EU budget and the recovery plan proposed by the European Commission, the Commission’s work programme for 2020 and the proposals of social partners;
- The social partners autonomous agreement on digitisation.
As the president of the Coucil stated, the efforts of the European institutions to repair and rebuild will only succeed through social dialogue and the continued commitment of social partners.