Proceedings of the Conference :
The Council of Europe Social Charter 50 years on: what next?
Paris, 23 September 2011
Organised in cooperation with the Economic, Social and Environmental
Council of France and the EESC, this conference was one of the major 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.
In order to maintain and strengthen the social rights of European citizens, the Council of Europe, the EU's European Economic and Social Committee and France's Economic,
Social and Environmental Council have decided to jointly hold an annual conference with three main tasks :
take stock of application of social rights charters throughout Europe,
- work on developing synergies in practice, so as to enhance the effectiveness of the Charters of the Council of Europe and the European Union for the benefit of citizens,
- raise awareness among media and the general public of the importance of applying social rights charters.
of the Conference
Conference “Immigration, a source of wealth and duties for Europe”
Brussels, 15 March 2013
The second conference will be held on 15 March 2013 in Brussels.
Entitled “Immigration, a source of wealth and duties for Europe” its aim will be to mobilise all stakeholders against the development of prejudices by focusing on good practices in managing immigration and to produce proposals for national and European policy-makers.