Decisions adopted by the European Committee of Social Rights at its 293rd session

26/07/2017 Strasbourg

The European Committee of Social Rights adopted during its 293rd session (3-7 July 2017) decisions on admissibility on the following collective complaints: University Women of Europe (UWE) v. Belgium, Complaint No. 124/2016 University Women of Europe (UWE) v. Bulgaria, Complaint No. 125/2016...

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Towards the establishment of a European Union’s “European Pillar of Social Rights”

10/07/2017 Strasbourg, France

The European Commission adopted a proposal to establish a “European Pillar of Social Rights” on 26 April 2017. This document sets out 20 principles and rights to support fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems. It is designed as a compass for a renewed process of upward...

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“Turin Process”: film on the European Social Charter

10/07/2017 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe has produced this film with the aim of promoting the European Social Charter. This is a new way of communicating about human rights. The film implies that the implementation of the Charter contributes to the quality of people’s everyday life. It shows this through images of...

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First meeting between the European Committee of Social Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

07/07/2017 Strasbourg, France

The President of the European Committee of Social Rights, Mr. Giuseppe Palmisano, met with the President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Mr. Roberto Caldas, in an exchange of views held in Strasbourg on 7 July. This meeting, which was the first between the two institutions,...

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Resolution adopted by the Committee of Ministers in GSEE v. Greece

05/07/2017 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers has adopted the following Resolution on 5 July 2017 at the 1291st meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies: Resolution CM/ResChS(2017)9, concerning the follow-up of the decision on the merits adopted on 23 March 2017 by the European Committee on Social Rights in the case...

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Report of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on the "Turin Process"

03.07.2017 Strasbourg, France

On the occasion of its 27th Session (Strasbourg, 26-30 June 2017), the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe examined a Report on “The Turin process: reinforcing social rights in Europe”. The report was presented on 30 June by Ms Sílvia Eloïsa Bonet (Andorra), Rapporteur. On the basis...

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Meeting of the Mutual Information System on Social Protection of the Council of Europe (MISSCEO) network

30/06/2017 Strasbourg, France

A meeting of the MISSCEO network took place on 29-30 June 2017 in Strasbourg. The network produces regularly updated comparative tables on social protection systems in the form of a database and is complementary to the European Union’s MISSOC network. An aim of the network is also to promote a...

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293rd Session of the European Committee of Social Rights

3-7/07/2017 Strasbourg, France

The European Committee of Social Rights will convene for its 293rd session from 3 to 7 July 2017 in Strasbourg. The Committee will continue the examination of the draft Conclusions 2017 of the Charter with respect to the thematic group “Health, social security and social protection” as regards...

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2 Resolutions adopted by the Committee of Ministers

30/06/2017 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers has adopted the following Resolutions on 14 June 2017 at the 1289th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies: Resolution CM/ResChS(2017)7, concerning the follow-up of the decision on the merits adopted on 8 September 2016 by the European Committee on Social Rights in the case...

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Debate of the Chamber of Regions of the Council of Europe’s Congress of local and regional authorities on the implementation of the European Social Charter

21/06/2017 Strasbourg, France

The contribution of Prof. Luis Jimena Quesada, former President of the European Committee of Social Rights, to the debate, held at the 31st Session of the Chamber of Regions of the Congress (Strasbourg, 20 October 2016) is available. More information on the debate

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