Statement following meeting with European Commission Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis

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Social Platform statement following meeting with European Commission Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis, 6 March 2020

“We thank Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis for meeting us today to discuss how to promote an EU economy with the wellbeing of people as its central aim, and how to engage in regular dialogue with organised civil society.

“Creating an economy that works for people will require extensive changes to our current economic model, including through the planned review of EU economic governance: only by doing so will we create better living and working conditions and reduce inequalities, and set the foundations for a far-reaching and effective European Pillar of Social Rights.

“Adequate investment in people is crucial to the success of the European Pillar of Social Rights, and as such we welcomed today’s discussion on planned investment mechanisms, including the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan and the Just Transition Fund. With invaluable on-the-ground expertise, civil society organisations can bring a unique perspective on how to generate and use these funds to ensure that they lead to socially inclusive transitions and socially sustainable investment.

“Social Platform and our members look forward to working with EVP Dombrovskis and his team to ensure that the EU’s economic agenda upholds the commitments of the Social Pillar and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to leave no one behind.”