New Resolutions adopted by the Committee of Ministers

22/05/2019 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers has adopted the following Resolutions on 10 May 2019 at the 1346th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies: Resolution CM/ResChS(2019)4, concerning the follow-up of the decision on the merits adopted on 3 July 2018 by the European Committee on Social Rights in the case...

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Independent national defenders for a stronger social Europe post 2020: using the synergies between the European Pillar of Social Rights and the European Social Charter to advance the sustainable development goals in the social area

20/05/2019 Brussels, Belgium

What can be done to help protect people’s social rights - from education, to housing, to employment and healthcare - and to tackle extremes of poverty and inequality? How can be used the synergies between the European Social Charter and the European Pillar of Social Rights to promote social...

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306th session of the European Committee of Social Rights

20-24/05/2019 Strasbourg, France

The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its 306th session from 20 to 24 May 2019 in Strasbourg. The Committee will examine the national reports for Conclusions 2019 of the Charter, as well as Conclusions for XXI-4 (2019) of the 1961 Charter with respect to the thematic group 4...

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139th meeting of the Governmental Committee of the European Social Charter and the European Code of Social Security

13/05/2019 Strasbourg, France

The Governmental Committee* of the European Social Charter and the European Code of Social Security (‘Governmental Committee’) will hold its 139th meeting from 13 to 17 May 2019 in Strasbourg. The Governmental Committee will examine International Labour Organisation (ILO) conclusions with a view...

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Article on the synergies between the European Union and the European Social Charter, at the time of the European Pillar of Social rights

10/05/2019 Strasbourg, France

The purpose of the study, drafted by Petros Stangos, Professor of European Law, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece and member of the European Committee of Social Rights, is to focus on the way the Council of Europe, a European organisation dedicated to the protection of human rights and,...

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The European Social Charter in the Journal of the Spanish Ministry of Labour, Migration and Social Security

09/05/2019 Strasbourg, France

The issue No. 137 of the Journal the Spanish Ministry of Labour, Migrations and Social Security (Revista del Ministerio de Trabajo, Migraciones y Seguridad Social - Derecho Social Internacional y Comunitario), is dedicated to the European Social Charter. In the editorial, Luis Enrique De La Villa...

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The decision of the European Committee of Social Rights on the merits of the complaint European Roma Rights Centre v. Bulgaria is now public

19/04/2019 Strasbourg

The decision of the European Committee of Social Rights on the merits of the complaint European Roma Rights Centre v. Bulgaria (No. 151/2017) became public on 19 April 2019. In its complaint, ERRC alleged that the situation in Bulgaria is in violation of Articles 11§§1 and 2 (right to health),...

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Bilateral meeting between the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency and the Department of the European Social Charter

11/04/2019 Vienna

On 11 April 2019, a delegation from the Secretariat of the Department of the European Social visited the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency in Vienna (Austria) to hold a meeting to enhance cooperation and improve knowledge on data used by FRA in several areas of social rights. The goal of...

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8th meeting of the CoE-FRA-ENNHRI-EQUINET Platform on social and economic rights

Resilience under pressure: equality and human rights in times of economic and financial turbulences

10/04/2019 Athens, Greece

The 8th meeting of the CoE-FRA-ENNHRI-EQUINET Collaborative Platform on Social and Economic Rights will be held on 10 April 2019 in Athens, Greece. The meeting will aim in particular at identifying the implications of austerity measures for equality and human rights and discussing possible...

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Council of Europe project "Framing cooperation for social rights development in Ukraine"

Publication of the Report on needs assessment in the field of social rights in Ukraine

05/04/2019 Strasbourg, France

The Report on needs assessment in the field of social rights in Ukraine has been prepared following an assessment mission to Kyiv, Ukraine in December 2018, carried out in the framework of the Council of Europe project "Framing cooperation for social rights development in Ukraine". The aim of the...

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