60th anniversary of the European Social Charter
18 October 1961 – 18 October 2021
10:30 – 12:45 CEST


Hybrid, Room 2, Palais, Council of Europe, Strasbourg
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The Department of the European Social Charter is pleased to invite you to a High Level Panel Discussion to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Charter on 18 October, 10:30-12:45 CEST.

The event will be webcast and recorded.

The Council of Europe’s Secretary General Marija PEJČINOVIĆ BURIĆ will deliver a welcome statement.

Opening statements will be pronounced by: Péter SZTÁRAY (State Secretary for Security Policy of Hungary); Rik DAEMS (President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe); Nicolas SCHMIT (European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights); Dunja MIJATOVIĆ (Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe).

The event will offer an opportunity to hear the views of high-level officials from the Council of Europe, the European Union and the United Nations about the future of the European Social Charter. A panel of top level human and social rights experts and practitioners are expected to hold a lively debate during a panel discussion after the opening addresses.

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Please contact social.charter@coe.int for any further information you may need.

Background information
The European Social Charter is a Council of Europe treaty signed in Turin on 18 October 1961 which safeguards day-to-day freedoms and fundamental rights: decent housing, healthcare, safety at work, education and training, employment, legal and social security, protection against poverty and exclusion, freedom of movement for individuals, non-discrimination and equal pay. The substance of the Charter was up-dated by the Revised European Social Charter of 1996, which entered into force on 1 July 1999.

Secretariat of the European Social Charter