From international ivory towers to national realities: The challenge of creating national social dialogues for social protection floors

This book reports on the results of the Social Security for All (SoSiAl) Project that was undertaken by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) on behalf of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF). The project ran from 2016 to 2019. The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (hereafter, the Coalition) was formed in June 2012 to represent like-minded civil society organizations wishing to collaborate in promoting universal social protection policies, including floors.

Since its inception the Coalition has strongly supported International Labour Organization (ILO) Recommendation 202 on national social protection floors (SPFs) as the best strategy for achieving universal economic and social security through basic guarantees on income and essential social services throughout the life course. Such guarantees reduce vulnerabilities, risks and deprivation, and enhance the capacities and resilience of all people, particularly those living in poverty