Social Europe – European Pillar of Social Rights

Social security makes Europe unique. In no other region of the globe do people benefit so much from social security systems. But these systems must also be adjusted from time to time, to keep up with the changes that are happening. At EZA, we try to identify ways of doing just that. Because social security is primarily an opportunity for economic growth and peaceful coexistence. The European Pillar of Social Rights - as proclaimed by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission at the Göteborg Social Summit 2017 - is a milestone of European social policy. It places the focus of European policy firmly on the social dimension of the EU. Its objectives include equal opportunity, better access to labour markets, fair working conditions, fair wages and therefore fair pensions, and better social protection. At EZA, we explain the principle of the Pillar and identify opportunities for designing social policies on this basis.


Decent instead of precarious jobs – valuable work in Europe
Haltern / DE
Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on employment and social matters
Brno / CZ - hybrid event
Demographic change in the workforce: ageing and the major implications for pension systems and the role of the European trade unions
Larnaca / CY
Post COVID-19 social Europe. Productive activity and the relationship between employers’ and workers’ organisations. Security and social rights
Málaga / ES
The actual implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights: European minimum wage and the future for young people in a social and sustainable Europe
Lisbon / PT
Social Justice – cornerstone of the future Europe
Portorož / SI
Post COVID-19: the new challenges in the world of work
Charleroi / BE
Business as unusual? Exploring the role of workplace innovation practices for shaping a sustainable future of work in the aftermath of a pandemic crisis
Leuven / BE - hybrid event
European mobility of workers after the health emergency
Trento / IT
Further implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights. Minimum wage and reinforced Youth Guarantee
Vilnius / LT


European pillar of social rights

European Pillar of Social Rights – Quo Vadis?

Youth and the labour market

Working and living after the crisis

Integration and inclusion in the labour market in the European Union

Successful Social Dialogue in Europe – Criteria, Values and Implementation

Mobility and migration: co-ordination of social security – a stabilising element for life and work in Europe

Trade union strategies to promote good labour relations in a changing industrial landscape

The Quality of new Jobs and Challenges for Workers’ Organisations – The Europe 2020 Employment Package and job quality in the green economy, the ICT sector and the care sector

Europe 2020 – In-work poverty. Challenges for workers’ organisations

Ways out of the Debt Crisis

Europe 2020 – How to meet the 75% employment rate target in a decent way?

Youth unemployment

More and better jobs

Flexicurity - more security through greater flexibility in the labour market?