The Council of Europe has produced this film with the aim of promoting the European Social Charter. This is a new way of communicating about human rights. The film demonstrates how the implementation of the Charter contributes to the quality of people’s everyday life. It shows this through images of positive everyday situations, reflecting circumstances in which social rights are fully effective.
At a time when these fundamental rights are under pressure or even at risk, this treaty guarantees day-to-day human needs: work; health; housing; education; social security and protection, welfare services. The film suggests that implementing this Social Constitution of Europe therefore means ensuring dignity, bringing people together, contributing to their individual and collective wellbeing, as well as leading to social cohesion, peace and economic development.
The film has been made in the framework of the Turin process for the European Social Charter, an initiative launched by Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland in 2014 to reinforce the Charter, one of the key priorities of his mandate.