On 11 September, the Department of Social Rights of the Council of Europe organised an event with representatives from Permanent representations of members states of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. This thematic presentation reflected all sides of the strategic triangle of the Council of Europe - standard-setting, monitoring and cooperation, and focused on the work in the context of the implementation of Committee of Ministers decisions on the reform of the Social Charter system.
Aoife Nolan, the President of the European Committee of Social Rights, Aongus Horgan, Chairperson of the Governmental Committee, the European Social Charter Secretariat as well as Christophe Poirel, Human Rights Director, were present to share facts and insights about Council of Europe social rights work. The ECSR annual activity report for 2022 was also presented on this occasion.
Alla Fedorova, member of the European Committee of Social Rights, made an overview of the achievements and results of the technical co-operation projects of the Council of Europe in the social rights sphere. Thus, the achievements of the Council of Europe Project “Enhanced social protection in Ukraine” that was launched in January 2023 were presented.
This event offered an opportunity to better understand the complexity, the workload and the needs of the Charter’s system, to exchange views and ask questions, and discuss possible ways of reinforcing the respect for social rights in the Council of Europe space.
The Council of Europe Project «Enhanced social protection in Ukraine” is aimed to attain that vulnerable groups of people, including war-affected population in Ukraine, enjoy improved level of social rights and social protection.