‘Building Social Europe’ – Social Platform flagship conference


Organised in cooperation with the government of Portugal, the conference aims to mark the one year anniversary since the Proclamation of the EU’s Pillar of Social Rights. This key EU initiative will be addressed in light of some of the most pressing challenges of our time: inequality and sustainability, while taking into account the upcoming European elections, ongoing discussions on the future of Europe and the next multi-annual financial framework, and the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The first panel will look at inequalities in Europe, discussing the state of art, the main drivers behind recent trends and the necessary measures to address inequalities, with a specific attention to the packages of new tools following the proclamation of the Social Pillar.

The second panel will have a more forward looking angle and will look at solutions to rebalance social, economic and environmental objectives to build a Europe that is inclusive, fair and sustainable for all.

High level speakers from academia, EU and national decision makers, social partners and civil society will take part in both panels.

The three parallel workshops will discuss the role of and the tools available to civil society to promote progress on the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights and the construction of a more social Europe.

During the conference we will display the “Made in Social Europe” photo exhibition showcasing projects that civil society organisations from across our membership are already delivering on the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights on local and national level.

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