Social Justice

Social sustainability is a multidimensional concept that is interrelated with the other two sustainable development pillars and has to be complemented on an equal footing with the economic and the environmental dimensions by targeting ecological, social and economic needs simultaneously. In this frame, in order to achieve a socially just transition, sustainable development should provide a greater well-being for all in a social market economy in which the richness and the opportunities are widely and fairly distributed among the people. 


  • Eradication of poverty, also achieved through good working conditions and a fair distribution of income and assets. 
  • Well-being, social security and instruction granted by strong social networks, with a focus on the elderly category, by improved access to health and social services and by inclusive educational services together with an improved long-life learning offer. 
  • Fight against discrimination by pursuing the equality of rights and between genders, the safeguard of cultural diversity, social cohesion and inclusion attained through empowerment, participation in policy-making, cooperation between ethnic groups and an attention for inter-and intragenerational justice.