Making the European Pillar of Social Rights real
Slovakia aims to be at the regional forefront of the social rights agenda.
when it comes to addressing burning issues of the day, including the abuse of labour mobility rules. In 2017, Slovakia initiated and hosted a regional forum of the V4 countries and their extended neighbourhood to strengthen their cooperation and to prevent cases of illegal employment. The ambition to host ELA is a logical next step in enhancing and sharing this competence.
going beyond the standard instruments. Slovakia recently launched a self-standing national labour mobility strategy with the aim of safeguarding decent working conditions for workers and hindering instances of social dumping.
on our goals. At the beginning of 2018, Slovakia reached a 75 percent employment rate among its 20-64 year olds, two years ahead of the deadline set by the Europe 2020 strategy.
COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL DIALOGUE
We value the opinions and the experience of our social partners. Making work pay is a call we subscribe to, and we believe it to be the best way for social convergence in Europe.
CONNECTING SOCIAL RIGHTS WITH TRADITION
Building on Slovakia’s distinct tradition as the continent’s ﬁrst country to introduce co-operatives in 1845, the Government has recently re-worked and adopted a new act on social economy. By doing so, Slovakia oﬀers innovative ideas to work towards more social and regional convergence in Europe.