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Strengthening the European social model


In 2016, the EU Commission launched a consultation on the creation of a "Social Pillar", intended as a framework for screening employment and social performance in member states.

It focuses on: equal opportunities & access to an inclusive labour market, fair working conditions, and adequate & sustainable social protection. The ETUC has stressed the need for enhancing social dialogue, collective bargaining and worker participation.


Pathway A5

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  • To analyse the contents of the Social Pillar in light of ETUC priorities;
  • To analyse the consultation process that led to the final document and the role of social dialogue i.e. concerning implementation;
  • To assess how the implementation of the Social Pillar will re-launch the "re-foundation" of European integration;
  • To formulate ideas for TU impact on the implementation process of the Social Pillar 
  • To be a space for exchange for officers dealing with the Social Pillar 
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Elisa Santaniello