Statement of Support for the Turin Process to strengthen Social Rights in Europe

The Turin process, initiated by the Council of Europe (CoE) in October 2014, aims to reinforce the normative system of the European Social Charter within the Council of Europe and in relation to the law of the European Union (EU). Its key objective is to improve the implementation of social and economic rights in the Council of Europe Member States, in parallel to the civil and political rights guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights. ENNHRI reiterates its strong commitment to the Turin Process.

The EU priorities for cooperation with the Council of Europe (CoE) in 2016-2017 include ‘regular dialogue and cooperation with CoE on the interaction between the European Social Charter and the laws and policies of the European Union.