The Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU held the Porto Summit on Social Affairs and an informal European Council on May 7-8. The Summit concluded with the adoption of the Porto Declaration.
The Porto Social Commitment is "the most comprehensive and ambitious tripartite commitment ever reached in the European Union", said Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa at the closing session of the Social Summit, part of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU.
In the document, the signatories agree that "it is time to deliver in order to collectively ensure and support an ambitious agenda for economic and social recovery and modernisation", one that is "strong, sustainable and inclusive, so that all citizens can benefit from the twin green and digital transitions and live with dignity".
To meet the goals of the Action Plan for the European Pillar of Social Rights, the commitment proposes joining forces in order to implement inclusion, sustainability and job creation policies.