demographic, digital and green changes are shaping social coexistence within
the EU whilst raising fundamental questions: how can adequate pension
be guaranteed in ageing societies? How can access to social protection be
guaranteed for all employees with changing forms of work? How should employees'
workplaces be adapted in view of these changes in the working environment and
the working world in order to ensure the necessary high level of occupational
health and safety?
European Summit that was held in Gothenburg in 2017, the Council, the European Commisssion and
the European Parliament all committed themselves to Europe being characterised
through comprehensive social protection and the highest standards of working
conditions and this resulted in them proclaiming the European Pillar of Social
Rights. The principles agreed upon in the proclamation must be incorporated in
all of the EU’s political processes. More social policy initiatives were
launched as a result of this. They included access to social protection,
platform employment as well as regulations covering occupational health and