Building back better: strengthening social protection in the EU

The COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented challenge to societies worldwide and its consequent economic and social impact has triggered an unparalleled crisis, with a disproportionate impact on the most marginalized. Recovery efforts can help to steer the world onto a safer, healthier, more sustainable and inclusive path, including through stronger social protection measures based on human rights.

With international human rights and labour standards as a starting point, international experts will explore promising practices and challenges for social protection systems in the EU, and how to ensure the meaningful participation of rights-holders in the development and implementation of EU recovery plans in the wake of COVID-19.

Guest speakers include experts from the United Nations, the European Commission, EU social partners, national human rights institutions and civil society. The webinar will be interactive and provide opportunities for participants to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.