Employment and social affairs
Promoting jobs, inclusion and social policy as an investment
The European Union is based on the concept of a social market economy. Full employment, social progress, social inclusion, social protection, solidarity and social cohesion are included in the EU Treaty among its priority objectives. Indeed, the Treaty states that a high level of employment, adequate social protection and the fight against social exclusion should be taken into account when developing and implementing all EU policies. Furthermore, the Treaty contains a Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU which has binding powers. This Charter ensures social rights of all EU residents. This... publication is a part of a series that explains what the EU does in different policy areas, why the EU is involved and what the results are.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Communication (European Commission) Themes: Employment policy, Construction of Europe, Social protection and social security
- Subject: employment aid, EU employment policy, EU policy, European Union, fight against unemployment, public awareness campaign, social integration, social policy, social security, youth unemployment
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