Reinforcing Social Europe – Commission launches consultation roadshow

Social Economy has become one of the priorities for the European Commission as it is seen as a very appropriate way of making the European industrial fabric develop and be resistant to the obstacles that might arise. As we know, although social enterprises do seek for economic and commercial enhance, their raison d’être is to produce a social impact within the society they carry on their activities. With the Communication ‘A Strong Social Europe for Just Transitions' first, and the future European Pillar of Social Rights to be presented in 2021, the Commission is demonstrating a great commitment towards Social Economy and the determination to make of it one of the cornerstones of the European economy recovery, especially after the Covid-19 outbreak.

In order to improve the aforementioned European Pillar of Social Rights, the Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicholas Schmit is participating in several consultation webinars with different stakeholders taking place in several Member States. It started in mid-June and, so far, has had three different stops: Zagreb, Athens and Budapest. Also, a written consultation has been launched, in the form of a survey so all those interested in the topic can participate and provide their impressions on how the EU should proceed so the great objectives (digitalisation, green-transition, demographic change) can be achieved in different levels (national, regional, local). If you would like to participate, please click here.

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