Asvis will present the list of indicators that will compose the #EUSDG8 Index.

    We will start a debate on targets and benchmarking of SDG performances of Member States. 

    The Zoom credentials to join the meeting are as shown below:

    Meeting ID: 896 1038 5752

    Passcode: 978527


    15.30 - Asvis presentation on selection of indicators for the #EUSDG8 Index

    16.30 - First debate on targets and benchmarks for the #EUSDG8 Index

    17.00 - End of the meeting



    The European Commission has announced that the consultation of the social partens on the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy that sets the broad economic guidelines of the next EU Semester will take place on the 30th of September. 

    However, we did not receive a time scheduling and agenda of the event. 

    Please note that this consultation embraces all the documents of the Autumn package (JET, AMR, Euro Area Recommendations) 

     TUSLO Meeting takes place in the morning. 


    - Draft ETUC for Growth and Social Progress 2021

    - Draft Annexes to the ETUC Growth and Social Progress 2021  

    - Jose Domingo Rosello, Macroeconomic  Outlook Sep-2020

    - Giovanni Casale, ETUC Priorities for growth and social progress 2021


    The Ad Hoc Group on Recovery and Investments will take place in the afternoon.


    - Template for inouts for Country reports and Recovery and Resiliance national Plans  Plans  

    - Recovery Plan Timeline

    PPT Presentation on the Recovery Plan for Europe

    Proposals for amendments to the regulations implementing the NextGenerationEU and a draft Discussion Note providin the rational behind.  



    An ETUC and Luci sul Lavoro initiative

    All info are now here


    To register and attend the event, please contact the Semester Team at the ETUC

    The legacy of the pandemic crisis leaves the global economy with piles of debt and artificially low interest rates. To some extent we have entered unknown territories, and uncertainties make political decisions an arduous exercise. Short-termism of political cycles badly pairs with the forecasted prolonged anomaly of the economic outlook (deepening of global recession, effects on inequalities, length of the economic recovery and return to full employment).

    The recovery phase is rather a long run to preserve social cohesion. Nothing more than a symmetric shock (like the pandemic event) produces asymmetric consequences, especially in Europe where national economies were already distanced by deep social spreads.  The economic adversity of the pandemic crisis may condemn groups of people to live in poverty or drastically reduce their expectations of well-being. Sustainability, as yearned for in the UN2030 agenda, is at risk.

    Political, economic and social factors play together, determining the sustainability of national economies, but the way they interact is also evolving. Social spreads can exacerbate the economic shortages so making the picture of a quick recovery more complex and difficult to manage. The European social model is historically meant to be a component of economic success and this is reflected in the EU treaties. Still, the European Social Model can shape the new social contract with the promise that all Europeans will fairly benefit from transforming the UE in the most sustainable economy in the world. If we include the future generations into the picture, the need to shift (financial and material) resource on to the future brings new challenges. The issues of high debt and low interest rate trends are even more relevant.

    Human progress is not only science but should also commit with the designing of the democracy of tomorrow, beyond the state. An economy characterised by high debt and low interest rates need the reinforcement of democratic institutions and an exercise of institutional engineering to reinforce global institutions, and the EU ones as well.

    The injection of abnormal quantity of liquidity from relaxed monetary policies, need an additional effort for democracy and for rule-of-law. The cross-border dimension becomes crucial. The green transition and the digital transformation are inalienable objectives but they need investments that are cross-border in nature. Demographic challenges, they also hold cross-border connotations. In an economy with high debt and low interest rates the relationship between public and private in the economy will take new shapes: this will likely affect cross-border supply chain, will affect the way public-private partnership work , and will modify the governance of globalisation processes. 

    Mainstream organisations like the ETUC hold the responsibility to advance proposals, to give centrality to the world of work and make of collective bargaining and employee participation the centrepiece of the new economic and social model we want. The new social contract, put forward only few months ago in the ETUC Congress in Vienna, was aimed at offsetting the social spreads that were poisoning our democracies. The need today is to adapt it to the new context and for that we are asking qualified practitioners to feed our vision with a collective thinking exercise.

    2 days of work (accessible via invitation of ETUC and Luci sul Lavoro) will prepare a deeper debate with key decision maker at European and national level.

    The meeting is postponed and a new date will be communicated very soon. 

    The meeting will take place via Zoom from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. 

    Zoom link:

    ID meeting: 873 6412 6630
    Passcode: SDG8

    Topics on the Agenda: 

    - final list of indicators presented by Asvis

    - Discussion on targets and benchmarking following a presentation from Asvis and ETUC. 


    With the financial support of the European Commission DG Employment

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