Social rights in the digital age: challenges and opportunities

09/12/2021 Strasbourg, France

To mark the 60th anniversary of the European Social Charter, the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the Council of Europe, the Delegation of the European Union to the Council of Europe together with the University of Strasbourg (Research Centre UMR 7354 DRES) and the Council of Europe’s...

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Presentation of a book on the Revised European Social Charter, followed by a panel discussion on the future of social rights

07/12/2021 Strasbourg, France

The Permanent Representation of Austria to the Council of Europe is organising, in cooperation with the European Social Charter Department, an event to mark the 60th anniversary of the European Social Charter on 7 December 2021 (Strasbourg, Palais de l'Europe, Room 1, 17:00-19:00 CEST). This...

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Current challenges and opportunities for social rights protection in the light of the Revised European Social Charter

23/11/2021 Bialystok, Poland

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the European Social Charter, the Polish Section of the Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights (ANESC), in collaboration with the University of Bialystok, Poland and with the support of the Department of the European Social Charter of...

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The European Social Charter turns 60: advancing economic and social rights across jurisdictions

11-12/11/2021 Turin, Italy

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the European Social Charter, which was opened for signature on 18 October 1961 in Turin, the Law Department of the University of Turin will hold a conference on 11 and 12 November 2021. The conference is organised with the support of the Department of the...

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Barbara Kresal: The welfare state cannot be taken for granted

22/10/2021 Strasbourg, France

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the European Social Charter, Barbara Kresal, Associate Professor of Labour Law and Social Security, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and member of the European Committee of Social Rights, makes an overview of the role played by the European Social...

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European Social Charter 60th anniversary: Committee of Ministers Declaration

18/10/2021 Strasbourg, France

Adopted on 13 October 2021 at the Ministers’ Deputies’ 1414th meeting Sixty years ago – to the day – the Council of Europe member States enshrined in international law a series of social rights (Turin, 18 October 1961). It was the first time that the social rights objectives set out in the...

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One person's poverty should be a permanent concern for all

17/10/2021 Strasbourg, France

On this International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October, Eliane Chemla, Vice-President of the European Committee of Social Rights, sounds the alarm: "The most recent surveys are alarming: the health crisis caused by the pandemic has seriously affected the most vulnerable populations...

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Join the celebration of the European Social Charter’s 60th anniversary

18/10/2021 Strasbourg, France

The European Social Charter celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2021. It was opened for signature in Turin on 18 October 1961. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the opening for signature of the revised European Social Charter. On this occasion, the Council of Europe will hold a...

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The European Social Charter in Bulgaria

15/10/2021 Strasbourg, France

How is the European Social Charter implemented in Bulgaria? Krassimira Sredkova, Chair of the Bulgarian Association of Labour Law and Social Insurance of Bulgaria and former member of the European Committee of Social Rights, makes an overview of the legislative, administrative and financial...

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The European Social Charter - a guardian of our social rights

13/10/2021 Strasbourg, France

The European Social Charter is a Council of Europe human rights treaty. For 60 years, the Charter has been protecting the social and economic rights of citizens across Europe. It was open for signature on 18 October 1961 in Turin, Italy. The Charter guarantees a broad range of everyday human...

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The Swedish labour market model and the European Social Charter

08/10/2021 Strasbourg, France

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the European Social Charter, Birgitta Nyström, former member of the European Committee of Social Rights, makes an overview of the Swedish labour market model and how certain of its characteristics have affected Sweden’s ability to ratify new provisions...

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Seminar on the collective complaints procedure under the European Social Charter

08/10/2021 Brussels, Belgium

To mark the 60th anniversary of the European Social Charter, the Belgian section of the Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights (ANESC) is organising, with the support of the European Social Charter Department of the Council of Europe, a seminar on the collective...

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60 years on bringing the European Social Charter into changed times

06/10/2021 Rome, Italy

The University of Roma Tre (Department of Law, Roma Tre International Centre for Research "Diritto e Globalizzazione") together with the University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre, and with the support of the Department of the European Social Charter of the Council of Europe, are organising...

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European Social Charter 60th anniversary and 25 years of Russian membership of the Council of Europe

29/09/2021 Moscow, Russian Federation

As part of the events to mark the 60th anniversary of the European Social Charter, a Round table on “European Social Charter – 60th anniversary and 25 years of Russian membership to the Council of Europe” will take place on 29 September 2021 in Moscow, Russian Federation. The event is organised...

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The European Social Charter and Equality

17/09/2021 Strasbourg, France

How are equality and non-discrimination guaranteed by the European Social Charter? On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the European Social Charter, Karin Lukas, President of the European Committee of Social Rights, makes an overview of the specific Charter provisions that guarantee...

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Fundamental Rights of Children

01/09/2021 Strasbourg, France

How international treaties and in particular the European Social Charter protect the rights of the child? Matti Mikkola, Professor Emeritus in the University of Helsinki and Former President of the European Committee of Social Rights, makes an overview of the international treaties, including the...

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Some considerations on the European Social Charter

01/07/2021 Strasbourg, France

What is the role and place of the European Social Charter and the European Committee of Social Rights in the protection of people’s rights? Raul Canosa Usera, Full Professor of Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, and former member of the European...

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Call for papers “The European Social Charter turns 60: Advancing economic and social rights across jurisdictions”

06/04/2021 Strasbourg, France

The Law Department of the University of Turin is launching a call for papers “The European Social Charter Turns 60: Advancing Economic and Social Rights across Jurisdictions” as part of its initiative to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Charter, opened for signature on 18 October 1961 in...

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ETUC adopts a Resolution on the 60th Anniversary of the European Social Charter and the 25th Anniversary of the Revised European Social Charter

05/05/2021 Strasbourg, France

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) adopted a Resolution on the 60th Anniversary of the European Social Charter and the 25th Anniversary of the Revised European Social Charter the at the meeting of its Executive Committee of 22-23 March 2021. Both, the 1961 Charter and the Revised...

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60 years of the European Social Charter, 25 years of the revised Social Charter - Germany's role in the renewal process

01/05/2021 Strasbourg, France

What could be the role of Germany in the renewal process of the European Social Charter? Monika Schlachter, Professor for International and European Labour Law and Civil Law in the University of Trier, Germany, and former Vice President of the European Committee of Social Rights, shares her...

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Taking Stock of the European Social Charter at 60

28/04/2021 Nottingham, United Kingdom

The University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre, together with the  Roma Tre Centro Internazionale di Ricerca ‘Diritto e Globalizzazione’ and with the support of the European Social Charter Department of the Council of Europe, invite you to the 1st event, organised in the framework of the...

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