Step 1: A Short Guide to the Social Pillar

The European Pillar of Social Rights (the Social Pillar) is an initiative launched by the European Commission in 2017. The Social Pillar delivers new and improves existing social rights for EU citizens, and serves as the EU’s compass to achieve better working and living conditions in Europe.

It consists of 20 principles to support fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems, divided into three chapters:

  • Equal opportunities and access to the labour market
  • Fair working conditions
  • Social protection and inclusion

The 19 inspiring practices in our exhibition interact with a number of the 20 principles of the Social Pillar. Most importantly, all of the projects you’re about to view are working hard to achieve a socially just and equal society for all.

Click through to the next part of our exhibition: the inspiring practices!