Recent developments and events, such as Brexit, the rule of law situation in some EU member states and the Covid-19 pandemic, have put the European project and democracy at risk. The EU is at a crossroads and must rise to the challenges that it is facing: making a relevant change of direction and committing to its founding principles, or facing an unprecedented political crisis.
The ETUC welcomes the intention to organise a Conference on the Future of Europe. The Conference must constitute the opportunity for a real, forward-looking discussion concerning the future of the European Union to ensure that the recovery from the Covid-19 crisis paves the way for a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable European economy and society, based on a Renewed Social Contract for Europe.
- ETUC resolution on the Roadmap for the ETUC work on the Conference on the Future of Europe
- ETUC Statement - Social Europe should be at the centre of the Conference on the Future of Europe
- Priorities for the activities of the ETUC in the Conference on the Future of Europe
Our ideas (priorities) submitted in the Platform:
- Just transition
- Equal access to affordable and high-quality public services, including health
- A renewed Social Contract for Europe for a fair recovery
- New EU economic model and governance
- European Pillar of Social Rights for a social market economy
- Fair digitalisation
- Strengthen the enforceability of Human Rights Instruments
- Gender equality
- A common migration and asylum policy, based on respect for rights and equal treatment
- Lifelong learning and the right to training to become a reality for everyone in Europe
- Youth. EU cannot fund precarity!
- ETUC calls for a reform of EU trade and investment policy and for a relaunch of global multilateralism
- Social Progress Protocol
- Better decision-making for a fairer Europe
- Economic democracy
- Videos from the live streaming of the High-level ETUC event on the Conference on the Future of Europe “Trade Unions for a Fairer and More Social Future of Europe”: