Towards a European Pillar of Social Rights: Upgrading the EU Social acquis

College of Europe Policy Brief No. 1/2017

7 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2017  

Sacha Garben

College of Europe, Bruges

Claire Kilpatrick

European University Institute - Department of Law (LAW)

Elise Muir

Maastricht University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: January 9, 2017

Abstract

The European Commission has recently launched a ‘European Pillar of Social Rights’. This policy brief contributes to the much-needed broad reflection on ‘social Europe’ initiated by the EU Pillar consultation which will conclude in March 2017. It develops a focused and realistic fourfold proposal to upgrade the social acquis by adopting (1) a Directive for the Protection of Dependent Workers, ensuring the application of the existing EU social and labour law measures to all dependent workers (2) a Protection against Precarious Work Directive, (3) a Directive for the Enforcement of Workers Rights and (4) a Declaration safeguarding the integrity of the social acquis as an EU floor for worker protection.

Keywords: EU Pillar of Social Rights, Social Europe, Social Acquis

Suggested Citation

Garben, Sacha and Kilpatrick, Claire and Muir, Elise, Towards a European Pillar of Social Rights: Upgrading the EU Social acquis (January 9, 2017). College of Europe Policy Brief No. 1/2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2900489

Sacha Garben

College of Europe, Bruges

Dijver 11
B-8000 Brugge, Oost Vlanderen 10000
Belgium

Claire Kilpatrick (Contact Author)

European University Institute - Department of Law (LAW) ( email )

Via Boccaccio 121 (Villa Schifanoia)
I-50122 Firenze
ITALY

Elise Muir

Maastricht University - Faculty of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 616
Maastricht, 6200
Netherlands

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