The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its 322nd session from 6 to 10 September entirely by videoconference.
The Committee will continue the examination of the national reports* for Conclusions XXII-2 (2021) of the 1961 Charter and for Conclusions 2021 of the revised Charter with respect to the provisions belonging to thematic group 2 “health, social security and social protection”. 32 organisations, including INGOs, National Human Rights Organisations, National Equality Bodies and trade unions, submitted comments on national reports or additional information to the Committee for conclusions 2021. The Committee is grateful to all the organisations for the record number of submissions.
Several pending collective complaints will also be examined over the week.
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, the countries concerned by exercise 2021 (Austria, Greece, Lithuania, Republic of Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway and Ukraine) were invited to submit a written report.
* All the national reports submitted by States Parties to both 1961 Charter and the Revised Charter can be found on the counrty profiles web pages.