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Summit Porto, ok with social objectives but not binding

2021-05-09T11:02:40.741Z

The EU leaders, at the social summit in Porto, pledge to "maintain emergency measures as long as necessary, promoting an approach to facilitate job creation", and ask that the EU Council approve the objectives of the social agenda ... (ANSA)



(ANSA) - BRUSSELS, MAY 07 - At the social summit in Porto, EU leaders pledge to "maintain emergency measures as long as necessary, promoting an approach to facilitate the creation of jobs", and ask that the EU Council approve the social agenda goals by 2030, including 78% employment, 60% adult workers engaged in annual training. But the leaders, in the concluding declaration, specify that everything must be done "respecting the principle of subsidiarity (therefore the competences at the level of individual states, ed) and limiting the administrative burden on SMEs".


    In the final declaration, EU leaders and social partners welcome the action plan on the European pillar of social rights presented by the Commission at the beginning of March, which defines concrete actions to achieve social goals. The action plan also proposes European targets on employment, skills and social inclusion, to be achieved by 2030. Reducing the number of people at risk of social exclusion or poverty by at least 15 million, including 5 million children is one of the objectives on the agenda Social Summit of Porto. Among the objectives there is also the acquisition of basic digital skills for 80% of adults and the reduction of school dropout rates. Furthermore,halving the employment rate gap for men and women in 2030, compared to 2019 data; the increase in childcare services; the reduction in the number of young people between 15 and 29 who do not study or work from 12.6% in 2019 to 9% in 2030.


    "Europe's social goals must go hand in hand with green and digital ones. We want to move closer to full employment, make more Europeans have access to the skills they need, and ensure equal opportunities for all citizens in a smarter economy. digital and sustainable. The Porto Social Summit represents our joint commitment to building a social Europe that is fit for the age we live in and works for everyone, "said Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. (HANDLE).


Source: ansa

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