Due to the worrying situation in Europe related to the COVID-19, the European Committee of Social Rights will entirely hold its 316th session by remote participation from 19 to 23 October 2020.
The Committee will continue the examination of the national reports for conclusions 2020 of the revised European Social Charter, as well as conclusions XXII-1 (2020) of the 1961 Charter with respect to the provisions belonging to thematic group 1 “employment, training and equal opportunities”.
The Committee will also examine several pending collective complaints and will proceed with the examination of the follow-up to decisions in collective complaints.
The Committee will also take stock of the situation related to the procedure provided for by Article 22 of the European Social Charter on “non-accepted provisions”. Due to the situation related to COVID-19 and uncertainties regarding travel restrictions, it was suggested to replace, where possible, meetings with written reports, in agreement with the respective authorities.
The Committee will also continue the discussion on the follow-up to the report of the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) identifying good practices and making proposals with a view to improving the implementation of social rights in Europe.