Within the scope of an evening event, AK EUROPA, the Brussels liaison offices of the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB Europabüro) and the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB) presented perspectives on European minimum standards in unemployment insurance and minimum income schemes on 14th November 2019. The timing was well chosen; after all, the event took place shortly before the second birthday of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) and provided important impetus for the new European legislative period.