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Workshop: The European Union and the Pillar of Social Rights

February 3 @ 9:00 am - March 6 @ 3:30 pm PST

If you are between 18 and 30 and want to develop your network and professional skills while learning more about policy advocacy in the European Union and the European Pillar of Social Rights, sign up for the European Movement International’s online workshop entitled ‘The European Union and the Pillar of Social Rights‘ on Friday, February 3, 2023 (09.00 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 15.30).


This workshop is part of the Just EU and Me project, a transnational capacity-building programme led by ActionAid which aims at providing young people and representatives of youth associations with knowledge, skills, and opportunities for actively participating in developing recommendations to improve EU and Member States’ policies implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights and addressing social justice issues such as access to education, gender equality, equal opportunities, etc.


9.00 – 9.05 Opening remarks

9.05 – 10.30 EU decision-making process, presented by Federico Terreni, Policy and Advocacy Manager, European Movement International

  • Presentation of the EU
  • The role of civil society in the EU processes

10.30 – 10.45 Break

10.45 – 11.45 Presentation of the European Pillar of Social Rights principles, its Action plan and targets

By Marco Cilento, Head of Institutional Policy, European Trade Union Confederation

11:45 – 12:45 Breakout sessions

  1. Focus on EPSR 1 – Education, training and lifelong learning 

Brikena Xhomaqui, Director of the Lifelong learning platform

  1. Focus on EPSR 2 – Gender equality

Jéromine Andolfatto, European Women’s Lobby

  1. Focus on EPSR 3 – Equal opportunities

Jessica Nguyen, Policy and advocacy manager, Youth rights 

12.45 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 – 15.30 Panel discussion “European Union and the Pillar of Social Rights ”

Moderator: Petros Fassoulas, Secretary General of the European Movement International.

  • Joost KorteDirector-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
  • Mina JafWomen of Europe Awardee and Women Refugee Route founder
  • Liina CarrConfederal Secretary (ETUC);  
  • Elizabeth KuiperAssociate Director and Head of the Social Europe and Wellbeing programme, European Policy Centre (EPC);

Besides this event, other workshops will be available in 2023 and 2024 on the theory of change methodology, solutions journalism, media literacy, and countering disinformation.

JUST EU and ME project was funded by the European Union’s Citizens, Equality, Rights, and Values (CERV) Programme (2021-2027).

The project is implemented by seven European organisations: ActionAid Italia (Italy), International Initiatives for Cooperation Galicia (Spain), Foundation of Alternative Educational Initiatives (Poland), International Initiatives for Cooperation (Bulgaria), Nordic Diaspora Forum (Sweden), Transitions (Czech Republic) and European Movement International (Belgium).


February 3 @ 9:00 am PST
March 6 @ 3:30 pm PST
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