“In times of deep change – whether in life or in politics – it is only natural to come back to what defines you and to what holds you together.” These were the words of
President Juncker on the occasion of the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Right, 2017 November 2017.

Facing unprecedented challenges globally and at home, there cannot be a better time for the European Union to demonstrate that it is a Union designed for all its citizens, leaving no one behind. This is why ATD Europe and the European Economic and Social Council (EESC) came together to question: Will the EU Pillar of Social Rights be the key framework of a renewed commitment of the EU to combat and stop poverty?

This question will be discussed at the EESC on Tuesday 26th June 2018. Invitation here!

A discussion panel organised in Brussels at the Bringing together their scientific, political and activist experiences, and also different socio-cultural backgrounds, the panelists will try to answer the question and explain how genuinely fighting poverty could help the European Union win back the hearts of its citizens.