Porto Social Forum aims to reaffirm the role of Social Europe and continue the commitments made at the Porto Social Summit, involving the Presidency of the Council of the EU, the European Commission, the European Parliament, social partners, and civil society. It seeks to create synergies for the Future of Europe, increasingly inclusive, fair, and social.
11h30: Welcome Speech
11h45: People’s Summit: putting people at the heart of policies
Organised by the European Anti-Poverty Network
12h15: European Child Guarantee: what is needed to ensure its success
Organised by the European Alliance for Investing in Children
12h45: Combatting Homelessness: taking stock of a European platform
Organised by European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA)
13h15: Closing Speech
Organised by Margarida Marques, Member of the European Parliament
14h45: Welcome Speech
14h50: Keynote address
14h55: Investing in Transversal Skills
15h30: Closing Speech
Organised by the Lifelong Learning Platform
Organised by the Aga Khan Foundation
¹ Working lunch for Ministers of Member States and Candidate Countries. Other participants will be served lunch in a separate room at the meeting premise.
The Action Plan aims to implement and realize the European Pillar of Social Rights, which consists of 20 guiding principles for building a strong, fair, inclusive, and opportunity-rich social Europe.
The European Pillar was proclaimed by the three institutions of the Union - the Council, the Commission, and the Parliament - at the previous Social Summit in 2017 in Gothenburg.
Super Bock Arena is an emblematic and culturally significant venue in the city, recognized for hosting various nationally and internationally relevant events. Its accommodation capacity, modern infrastructure, and versatility make it the ideal space to host a large-scale gathering.
Porto Social Forum recognised the social model as a worldwide advantage and highlighted how strong policies can bring numerous benefits to society.