EU 2020 Strategy is further off-track to deliver inclusive, sustainable, equal and social EU, writes EU Semester Alliance to EU Council

19 Jun 2015

The EU Alliance for a democratic, social and sustainable European Semester -also called ‘Semester Alliance-’ addressed a letter yesterday to Heads of States and top EU officials ahead of the EU Council next 25 & 26 June on the endorsement of the 2015 Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs). The Semester Alliance highlights that the EU has failed to deliver an inclusive recovery strategy and that immediate action is needed to bring Europe 2020 back on track with all its initial goals.

EU 2020 Strategy is further off-track to deliver inclusive, sustainable, equal and social EU, writes EU Semester Alliance to EU Council

The Alliance* particularly urges EU leaders to embrace a comprehensive approach to promote economic growth that contributes to social justice and sustainable development. Combating poverty, creating quality jobs, ensuring adequate and sustainable social protection, including quality social support services, investing in early childhood education and care, enhancing equality for  women and men at every stage of life, as well as ensuring environmental sustainability are all as important as boosting economic recovery.

The letter by the European Semester Alliance to the June 2015 European Council can be accessed here.

Further information is available on the website of the European Semester Alliance.

* The EU Alliance for a democratic, social and sustainable European Semester or (Semester Alliance) is a broad coalition bringing together 17 major European civil-society organisations and trade unions, representing thousands of member organisations on the ground at European, national and local levels in the European Union. CESI has been a member since 2014. The Semester Alliance aims to support progress towards a more democratic, social and sustainable Europe 2020 Strategy, through strengthening civil dialogue engagement in the European Semester at national and EU levels. As a European trade union federation representing several million public sector employees, CESI’s work in the European Semester Alliance focuses above all on aspects of decent employment and adequate public investments through the European Semester and in Europe 2020 for the benefit of the societies at large.