Eurochild Secretary General: An ambassador for European Pillar of Social Rights

Following the Social Summit in Gothenburg in November 2017 where Heads of State and Government exchanged on social challenges and opportunities in Europe and the joint proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, European Commissioner Marianne Thyssen has invited Jana Hainsworth, Secretary General of Eurochild, to act as an ambassador for the European Pillar of Social Rights.

Jevgeni Ossinovski, Minister of Health and Labour, Ministry of Social Affairs, Estonia; Jana Hainsworth, Secretary General of Eurochild, Kaia Iva, Minister of Social Protection, Ministry of Social Affairs, Estonia

Following the Social Summit in Gothenburg in November 2017 where Heads of State and Government exchanged on social challenges and opportunities in Europe and the joint proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, European Commissioner Marianne Thyssen has invited Jana Hainsworth, Secretary General of Eurochild, to act as an ambassador for the European Pillar of Social Rights.

In a letter, Commissioner Thyssen invited Ms Hainsworth’s support: “I encourage you to act as an ambassador for the Pillar at all levels of governance and to every man and woman in the street. I encourage you to remind policymakers and politicians of their commitment to the Pillar regularly and repeatedly. And I encourage you to engage with European, national and local institutions to ensure the implementation of the 20 principles of the Pillar.”

The European Pillar of Social Rights is an initiative that sets out principles and rights for fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems in Europe. It offers an important opportunity to reflect on how investing in children can contribute to a more inclusive and prosperous Europe.

Read the Eurochild position paper on the European Pillar of Social Rights

Watch Jana Hainsworth speak about investing in people through the European Pillar of Social Rights