The European Union, as well as the world community, are currently facing unprecedented health and economic challenges. The role of organized civil society should be active and dynamic, as social cohesion is necessary, as never before, for the management of the current crisis.
It is crucial to deal with the fallout of the pandemic by securing employment, protecting vulnerable population groups from marginalization, focusing on green transformation and digitization of the economy, on social innovation, and on a long-term, non-exclusion, non-discrimination investment in human capital, in order to achieve growth with more and better jobs.
The European Economic and Social Committee and all the Institutions for Social Dialogue in the Member States of the European Union are invited to present concrete proposals and to take initiatives that will show the way out of the crisis and to recovery.
The Economic and Social Council, with the participation of all its Members, keeps up with developments at the national and European levels and, through dialogue and consensus, forges commonly accepted positions on current issues.
Through collaboration at the national, European and international levels, it responds directly and effectively to its constitutional role, as the official forum for Social Dialogue on the country's general policy and in particular on economic and social policy guidelines, while supporting and strengthening social cohesion.
In a world where everything is changing, organized civil society is present and promotes the values, on which European integration and participatory democracy are based.