Ensuring an Inclusive Recovery: The Porto Declaration

On May 8, EU Heads of State or Government adopted the Porto declaration on social issues. The declaration was adopted during an informal summit in Porto, Portugal, to ensure an inclusive recovery, with education and skills at the heart of the EU’s political action.

EU leaders discussed the implementation of the European pillar of social rights at EU and national level, as established by the EU strategic agenda 2019-2024.  The action plan presented by the European Commission in March 2021 provides guidance on the implementation of the European pillar of social rights, including in the areas of employment, skills and social protection.

The action plan also sets three main targets to be achieved throughout the European Union by 2030:

  • an employment rate of at least 78% in the EU;
  • at least 60% of adults attending training courses every year;
  • a reduction of at least 15 million in the number of people at risk of social exclusion or poverty.

Read the full declaration here: The Porto declaration.

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