The Porto Social Commitment is signed. The goal is to increase employment, training and reduce poverty in the Member States until 2030. António Costa says it is the most comprehensive and ambitious European commitment.

The Commitment was signed during the Social Summit that took place on May 7th and 8th, in Porto, by the President of the European Commission, the President of the European Parliament, the Portuguese Prime Minister who currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the EU, by the European partners of social organizations and civil society organizations.

Porto’s Social Commitment is “the most comprehensive and ambitious commitment ever reached in a tripartite manner at the level of the European Union”, said Prime Minister António Costa, at the closing of the Social Summit, part of the Portuguese Presidency of the EU Council.

The Portuguese Prime Minister underlined that the social partners — the main European organizations representing employers and workers — not only signed the Porto Social Commitment but also participated in its drafting.

In the document, the subscribers agree that “it is time to act to collectively guarantee and support an ambitious agenda of economic and social recovery and modernization” that is “strong, sustainable and inclusive so that all citizens can benefit from the dual green and digital transition and live with dignity”.

To fulfill the goals of the Action Plan of the European Pillar of Social Rights, the Commitment proposes the joining of “forces” to implement the policies of inclusion, sustainability and job creation.

The signing of the document was, in the words of António Costa, a “historic milestone”.


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