Proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights

During the Social Summit held on 17 November 2017 EU leaders proclaimed the European Pillar of Social Rights in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The Pillar which was first presented by the EU Commission in April 2017, outlines 20 key principles and rights related to employment and welfare, divided into three categories, such as the requirements of equal opportunities and access to the labour market; fair working conditions; furthermore, social protection and inclusion. Although the Pillar is not a legally binding document, will definitely have impact to the employment law and to the labour market.