The European Social Charter

Social rights in the EU

In April, the Commission’s proposal for a European Pillar of Social Rights was adopted, together with new rules to improve work-life balance and a reflection paper on the future of the EU’s social dimension. The European social model includes protection of workers, free movement, and promotion of social equality. 
Citizens of the EU Member States are free to live, work and retire anywhere in the EU. 6.5 million Europeans are currently working in another EU Member State.
Education programmes, like Erasmus, have given millions of people the chance to study, train, volunteer or gain professional experience abroad.
EU laws also protect from discrimination.

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