Position Paper on the Action Plan for a Social Pillar

On 4th March 2021, the European Commission presented the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan. The European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) is a set of 20 principles that were announced in 2017 at the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth in Gothenburg, Sweden. The vision of Europe possessing a strong social aspect has become one of the political objectives of the European Commission under the leadership of Ursula von der Leyen. In 2020, the European Enterprise Alliance published two position papers concerning the implementation of the EPSR which were widely communicated. The Action Plan builds on the results of these consultations as well as is intended to be the Commission’s contribution to the next Social Summit to be held in May 2021 in Porto, Portugal. The position of the European Enterprise Alliance on the EPSR Action Plan is presented below.