Porto Social Summit

The Porto Social Summit (7-8.5.2021) was the high point of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union and aimed at setting the European agenda for the next decade and ensuring that we face the challenges of the present and of the future leaving no one behind.

The Summit aimed to reinforce the commitment from the Member States, European institutions, social partners and civil society to the implementation of the Action Plan for the European Pillar of Social Rights.

The Action Plan, presented by the European Commission in March, proposes a number of initiatives and sets three main targets to be achieved throughout Europe by 2030:

  • An employment rate of at least 78% in the European Union
  • At least 60% of adults attending training courses every year
  • Reducing the number of people at risk of social exclusion or poverty by at least 15 million people, including 5 million children


Learn more about the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan.

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