The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its 324th session from 6 to 10 December in hybrid mode.
The Committee will continue the examination of the national reports* for Conclusions XXII-2 (2021) of the 1961 Charter and for Conclusions 2021 of the revised Charter with respect to the provisions belonging to thematic group 2 “health, social security and social protection”. Several pending collective complaints will also be examined over the week.
The Committee will also take stock of the situation related to the procedure provided for by Article 22 of the European Social Charter on “non-accepted provisions”. Due to the situation related to COVID-19 and uncertainties regarding travel restrictions, the countries concerned by exercise 2021 (Austria, Greece, Lithuania, Republic of Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway and Ukraine) were invited to submit a written report.
Two side events will also take place during the session: Presentation of the book "The Revised European Social Charter. An article-by-article commentary", followed by a panel discussion on the future of social rights (7 December 2021 in hybrid mode) Social rights in the digital age: challenges and opportunities (9 December 2021 in hybrid mode).
* National reports submitted by States Parties to both 1961 Charter and the Revised Charter can be found on the counrty profiles web pages.