Turin, 17-18 October 2014


A high-level Conference on social rights: in the context of the Italian Presidency of the European Union, and with the co-operation of the City of Turin, the Council of Europe held an event at the city’s Teatro Regio on 17 and 18 October focusing on the European Social Charter, an instrument which provides Europe with a true social constitution.

The Charter establishes a system of legal standards which help to reduce economic and social tensions while facilitating sustainable and mutually beneficial development in the States Parties.

The main aim of the Conference was to bring together European policy-makers and reaffirm the importance of social rights in times of crisis.

The main subjects discussed at the Conference

Austerity measures in times of crisis: impact on social rights, participation by citizens, and the European Social Charter’s contribution to overcoming the crisis;

The contribution made by the Social Charter’s collective complaints procedure to respect for social rights in Europe;

Synergies between the law of the European Union and the European Social Charter (more...)

Documents relating to themes and panels

Date: 17-18 October 2014

Location: Teatro Regio, Turin

Organiser: Council of Europe, Italian Presidency of the European Union, City of Turin

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