The European Women’s Lobby welcomes the the Commission’s initiative for a European Pillar of Social Rights, considering it as an opportunity to reinstate the long standing commitment of the EU to gender equality.

The EWL proposed three main recommendations for a European Pillar of Social Rights; these are:

  • A Care Deal for Europe, a life-cycle approach for the right to care and be cared for, including work-life balance measures.
  • The individualisation of social rights, to close the gender gaps with regards to pay and income and to ensure that women are economically independent regardless of their civil status.
  • Boosting the European Social Model: Looking towards the future – New pathways for a European Social Protection and Social Security Strategy

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