Council Recommendation on Access to Social Protection

The Council (EU Heads of State and Government) adopted the Recommendation on Access to social protection for workers and the self-employed on the 8th November. This marks an important application of the European Pillar of Social Rights which seeks to guarantee new and more effective rights for citizens. The Commission welcomed the Recommendation with Marianne Thyssen (Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility) stating that it was “another important step towards a fairer and more social Europe” and she counts on Member states to deliver on this commitment and make social protection fit for the future. Over the next year, Member States and stakeholders will receive support from the Commission to achieve the objectives of the recommendation through mutual learning activities and proposing a monitoring framework. The Commission will continue analyising the plan to  be submitted by each Member State within 18 months to advise on the measures taken at the national measure. 

Read more about the Recommendation here.