The Conference, held in Turin on 17 March 2016, provided an eminent setting for competent national parlamentarians of Council of Europe member States to discuss the question of the implementation of these fundamental rights guaranteed by the treaty system of the European Social Charter at national level in the current international context.

The processes of ratifying the revised version of this treaty and the protocol on the collective complaints procedure, consideration of the Charter’s provisions in the context of the national legislative process, and also the results of the monitoring activities of the European Committee of Social Rights, formed the main focus of the Conference. The topic of social policies in a ‘post-crisis’ environment, taking account of the challenges linked with globalisation and the need to promote more cohesive and inclusive societies in Europe, underpinned by fundamental rights, democratic security and rule of law was also on the agenda of the Conference.

General information

Date: Thursday 17 March 2016

       Location: Sala del Consiglio - City Hall, Palazzo Civico - Turin, Italy

      Organisers: Council of Europe, City of Turin, Italian Chamber of Deputies

Other documents

  • Programme
  • Press release
  • Official speeches and interventions of the Interparliamentary Conference on the European Social Charter and the Turin Forum on Social Rights in Europe
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