European High-level Tripartite Conference on “The European Pillar pf Social Rights: Working Together to Deliver”

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO)







National Palace of Culture

The high-level conference "The European Pillar of Social Rights: Working together for results" will take place on 27 June at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. The conference aims to continue the debate on the social dimension of Europe in the context of the EU budget discussions for the next programming period. It will also focus on discussions on the future of the cohesion policy and the European Social Fund.

The participants will review the implementation of the policies of the European Pillar of Social Rights a year after its proclamation by the European Commission. The key tools for achieving results – the financial resources in support of the Pillar as well as the Multiannual Financial Framework – will also be discussed.

Tripartite delegations from all EU Member States (ministers and representatives of trade unions and employers' organisations), representatives of the European institutions, European social partners and representatives of the non-governmental sector are expected to take part in the conference.

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27 June 2018 | Wednesday


Registration of participants


Family photo


Opening session

Moderator: Mr. Ivailo Kalfin Keynote speeches - Mr. Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria (tbc) - Ms. Marianne Thyssen, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility - Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Office (video message) - Dr Hasan Ademov, Chairperson of the Committee on Labour, Social and Demographic Policy, National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria


Views of the European social partners and civil society


Press conference of Mr. Biser Petkov, Minister of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Bulgaria and Ms. Marianne Thyssen, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility


Thematic discussion: Delivering the Social Pillar together through the MFF, the European Semester and other instruments


Delivering together at the EU and national level


General discussion – cont.


Closing remarks

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