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

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Sacha Garben

College of Europe, Bruges

Claire Kilpatrick

European University Institute - Department of Law (LAW); University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

Elise Muir

KU Leuven, Department for International and European 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 Bolognese 156 (Villa Salviati)
50-139 Firenze
Italy

University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

Elise Muir

KU Leuven, Department for International and European Law ( email )

Oude Markt 13
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant 3000
Belgium

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.law.kuleuven.be/eur/en

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