The French Association of labour law and social security (AFDT) and the Faculty of Law of the University of Strasbourg organised a meeting under the topic “The perimeters of social Europe” that took place at the European Court of Human Rights on 8 and 9 September 2017.
The debate focused on the role of the Council of Europe in the construction of “another” social Europe, and in particular on the role which the European Committee of Social Rights and the European Court of Human Rights could play. The future of social Europe following “Brexit” was also discussed and the opportunities arising from the European Union to build a new grid of social rights. Human rights at work and in transnational companies, as well as the transnational agreements of European companies and their articulation with the international normative systems, were also examined. Lastly, the role of social partners in the construction of a new social Europe was also on the agenda.
The meeting was opened by Guido Raimondi, President of the European Court of Human Rights. Prof Petros Stangos, member of the European Committee of Social Rights, also intervened in different sessions.