Submission on European Pillar of Social Rights

Issued: September 2016


The development of this new pillar presents a unique opportunity to shift the political discourse at EU and national level from a primarily economic focus, to place a greater emphasis on tackling social exclusion through social and economic change by developing a strongly rights-based social policy agenda which recognises the complexity and multi-faceted needs which must be addressed for individuals and households to have an adequate standard of living across the EU.