5th Meeting of the CoE-FRA-ENNHRI-EQUINET platform on social and economic rights

The 5th Meeting of the CoE-FRA-ENNHRI-Equinet Collaborative Platform on Social and Economic Rights took place on 26 September at the initiative of the Ombudsman of the Republic of Latvia.

The meeting aimed in particular at initiating a discussion on the implementation of particular articles of the European Social Charter. Therefore, an entire session was devoted to Article 30 of the Charter – the right to protection against poverty and social exclusion.

The identification of good practices in the implementation of tools to eradicate poverty, in particular the European Social Charter was also addressed.

In addition, the members of the Platform continued with the discussion on the European Pillar of Social Rights, which was adopted by the European Commission on 26 April 2017. Finally, they discussed the Platform’s working methods and elaborated the outline of the next meeting.

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