The Action Plan on the European Social Rights Base sets out the European Union’s objectives for employment, inclusion and skills. On 16 June 2022, the Member States set out their national objectives at the EPSCO Council (Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council).
The national targets will contribute to the shared ambition of reaching the EU headline targets by 2030 in the areas of employment, skills, and poverty reduction.
Combined, Member States’ commitments set the EU firmly on the path to achieving or even exceeding the EU headline targets:
- on employment, the national targets taken together exceed the EU headline target
- on adult learning, the targets put forward by Member States so far almost reach the EU headline target
- on reducing the number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion, the national targets taken together exceed the EU headline target
The Commission will closely monitor their implementation in the context of the 2023 cycle of the European Semester, the EU’s coordination framework for economic and employment policies.
Commission welcomes Member States’ targets for a more social Europe by 2030