The European Pillar of Social Rights is now signed

President Tajani, President Juncker and Prime Minister Ratas signe the European Pillar of social rights during the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth. Photo: Sören Andersson/Government Offices

Today at the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth, the European Pillar of Social Rights was signed by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament and Jüri Ratas, Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

On 23 October EU Employment and Social Policy ministers agreed unanimously on the text of the Proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights. They also gave the authorisation to the presidency to sign it on behalf of the member states, which they did today in Gothenburg at the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth.

European Pillar of Social Rights (pdf)

About the European Pillar of Social Rights

The Pillar of Social Rights is about delivering new and more effective rights for citizens. It builds upon 20 key principles, structured around three categories:

  • Equal opportunities and access to the labour market
  • Fair working conditions
  • Social protection and inclusion

More about the European Pillar of Social Rights (on the website of the European Commission)