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“Social policy in the European Union: state of play 2018” Presentation-debate

December 11, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

To mark the 19th edition of their flagship publication, the European Social Observatory (OSE) and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) are holding a presentation-debate.

A dominant issue in this annual review is the way in which the European Pillar of Social Rights has influenced EU policy making even before it was politically endorsed. The book examines the impact of the Pillar’s new ‘rights-based social investment approach’ while also questioning if the Pillar could encourage a fully-fledged ‘European Social Union’.  But will it also be able to steer the EU’s macroeconomic policies? This volume looks at social protection of the self-employed, recent progress in occupational health and the impact of the digital transition on job quality. Eco-social policies need to be put on the agenda urgently –  but at whose expense?

Confirmed speakers: Anne Bergenfelt, EC, DG for Climate Action; Liina Carr, ETUC; Maxime Cerrutti, BusinessEurope; Dalila Ghailani, OSE; Maurizio Ferrera, University of Milan; Max Koch, University of Lund; Vasiliki Kokkori, Cabinet of Commissioner Marianne Thyssen; Philippe Pochet, ETUI; Slavina Spasova, OSE; Sebastiano Sabato, OSE; Bart Vanhercke, OSE; Mathijn Wilkens, EUROFOUND.

Practical details & participation:

Date: Tuesday 11 December 2018 (8h30 – 12h45).

Venue: The International Auditorium, Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 5 – 1st floor – 1210 Brussels

Interventions in EN and FR: interpretation in these languages will be provided.

Please register here (registration is mandatory)

More information and agenda here

Follow the debate on Twitter: #SPEU18


December 11, 2018
8:30 am - 12:30 pm


European Social Observatory (OSE)
European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)


The International Auditorium
Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 5
Brussels, 1210 Belgium
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