The group of 12 high-level experts set up by the European Commission met for the first time on 16 November 2021 to consider how to adapt social protection systems and the welfare state in the EU to the future.
“Europe’s social protection systems have helped our societies to thrive and overcome crises, but as the world changes, they must also evolve.” Thus, as announced in the Action Plan on the European Social Rights Base, the group is tasked with making recommendations by the end of 2022 in the light of changes in the world of work, including:
- demographic changes (reduction of the active population and ageing of the population) ;
- changes in the labour market brought about by the digital and ecological transitions, including the development of atypical forms of employment
- globalisation and the emergence of new risks.