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Strong social Europe for Just Transition -consideration of draft opinion - 22.09.2020

23-09-2020 - 13:32
© European Union 2020/Laurie DIEFFEMBACQ
On 22 September 2020, Members had an exchange of views on the draft opinion "A strong social Europe for Just Transition - Communication from the Commission".
The Rapporteur proposes ways and means to put the European Pillar of Social Rights at the heart of economic recovery programmes and gender equality at the top of this pillar. The draft opinion calls on the Commission to work with the Member States on a common strategy based on equal pay for equal work as the guiding principle, an ambitious investment plan in favour of affordable high-quality childcare, as well as high-quality digital education. It also calls for equal access to technology, training, employment and social protection for all, especially for vulnerable persons.