European Social Charter

Conference organised by the ESEC, France, to mark the 50th anniversary of the European Social Charter

[22/09/2011] I  A joint conference entitled "The Council of Europe's Social Charter 50 years on: What next?" was held on 23 September 2011 in Paris.

Organised in cooperation with the Economic, Social and Environmental Council of France and the EESC, this conference was one of the events marking the 50th anniversary of the European Social Charter. It aimed to to highlight how the European Social Charter and European Union law, particularly the "Community Charter of Fundamental Social Rights of Workers", could complement each other, and to reflect on how to harness synergies to secure progress towards a more social Europe.

The conference brought together political decision-makers, representatives of legal and academic circles, trades unions and employers' organisations, together with civil society bodies.

Opening speech by Torbjorn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Press release: Strengthening social rights: France, Council of Europe and EU announce initiative

Website of the ESEC