Porto hosts EU Social Summit on 7 May

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Filipa Brito

Porto will host the European Union Social Summit on 7 May. The meeting is organised by the Portuguese Government jointly with the European Commission, under the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The summit is organised around two events: a high-level conference on the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, on 7 May at the Customs Building, and an informal meeting of Heads of State or Government on 8 May, at the Super Bock Arena – Pavilhão Rosa Mota.

On 7 May, Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira hosts a formal sitting at the Porto City Hall Noble Hall. Rui Moreira will hand over the Keys of the city of Porto to the Highest Representatives of the European Union: the President of the European Parliament, David Maria Sassoli; the President of the European Council, Charles Michel; and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.

The Social Summit agenda focus on the establishment of an Action Plan to address the social and economic recovery of societies, in the framework of the climate change impact and the digital transition, debating key issues such as jobs, fair working conditions, equal opportunities, health care and social protection.

Key moments of the Social Summit will be livestreamed.

Portugal holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union until 30 June, after which it will be chaired by Slovenia.