Towards a golden rule for public social investment: Which way forward?

12 January, 08:00-09:30 | Square de Meeûs 18, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium

Register here by 9 January.

Social Platform, Eurodiaconia and the European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI) invite you to the meeting ‘Towards a golden rule for public social investment: Which way forward?’

Against the backdrop of sluggish public social investments and resulting increased social divergences across Europe, calls to allow Member States more budgetary flexibility under the EU’s macroeconomic governance framework are becoming increasing vocal. So far, however, a clear and politically feasible plan for this is missing. In this context, we are jointly holding a launch event to discuss a roadmap towards a golden rule for public social investments to nourish and structure emerging debates.

Speakers include:

Jana Hainsworth, President, Social Platform
Klaus Heeger, Secretary General, CESI
Raquel Lucas, Member, cabinet of Commissioner V. Dombrovskis
Maria João Rodrigues MEP, Rapporteur on the pillar of social rights
Fabian Zuleeg, CEO, European Policy Centre (EPC)