Social Platform is delighted to welcome you to our new Made in Social Europe Exhibition 2020 – a collection of 19 inspiring practices from civil society organisations who are a part of Social Platform’s European member networks.
In November 2017, European Union leaders proclaimed the European Pillar of Social Rights and stressed their united political commitment to achieve a socially and economically fair and just Europe.
This exhibition shows how social projects, by putting people first, give life to the principles of the Social Pillar and have a positive impact on their lives.
The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is creating in its path a whole new set of social inequalities and exclusions. All of the projects in this exhibition are working hard to prevent those who are already in the most vulnerable situations falling further into crisis.
Social Platform unites networks of civil society organisations working for social justice and participatory democracy in Europe. Together, our members represent tens of thousands of local and national NGOs. They work directly with people in a vulnerable situation whose voices are rarely heard by EU leaders.
We advocate for social policies which benefit all people across Europe equally. We do so by promoting equality, diversity, democracy and human dignity.
With this exhibition, we want to bring the EU closer to its citizens and contribute towards a debate on the future of Europe at the local, regional and national level.
The European Pillar of Social Rights (the Social Pillar) is an initiative launched by the European
Step 1: A Short Guide to the Social Pillar
The European Pillar of Social Rights (the Social Pillar) is an initiative launched by the European Commission in 2017. The Social Pillar delivers new and improves existing social rights for EU citizens, and serves as the EU’s compass to achieve better working and living conditions in Europe.
It consists of 20 principles to support fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems, divided into three chapters:
- Equal opportunities and access to the labour market
- Fair working conditions
- Social protection and inclusion
The 19 inspiring practices in our exhibition interact with a number of the 20 principles of the Social Pillar. Most importantly, all of the projects you’re about to view are working hard to achieve a socially just and equal society for all.
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This publication has been prepared within INDIGISE project. The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of the project coordinator and may not always reflect the views of the European Commission or the National Agency.