For sixty years now, the European Commission has been working in partnership with the Member States to give people the opportunity to improve their job prospects. Since the European Social Fund was set up in 1957, it has helped millions of people from all walks of life.
On 8 March 2016, the European Commission put forward a first, preliminary outline of what should become the European Pillar of Social Rights. Throughout 2016, the Commission is engaging in a debate with EU authorities, social partners, civil society and citizens on the content and role of the Pillar to move towards a deeper and fairer Economic and Monetary Union. The outcome of this debate should feed into a final text of the European Pillar of Social Rights. http://europa.eu/!socialrights2016