The social economy combines profitability with social inclusion. Social innovation is the first step in the creation of a social enterprise. The potential of the social economy and of social innovation was demonstrated at the joint EC-EESC event 'Social Entrepreneurs: have your say!' of January 2014. This EESC conference will take stock of the political achievements over the last five years, learn from examples of best practice, and explore priorities for the next five years.
The EESC delegation, composed of Evelyne Pichenot, Pedro Augusto Almeida Freire and Luis Miguel Pariza Castanos and led by its President Henri Malosse, participated in the Forum on the Outermost Regions, held in Brussels on 30 September 2014. The priorities of the programme "A new impetus for Europe" ...
EESC vice-president, Jane Morrice, visited Sweden and Finland from 21 to 25 September as part of the EESC's new Going Local initiative.
23 September, Brussels - Andrzej Adamczyk and Christa Schweng took part to a live radio debate, broadcasted by Polskie Radio and the European radio network EuranetPlus.
Undeclared work undermines the ideals of legality, security, solidarity and is a threat to social and tax justice, free market competition and free movement of workers in the EU. The EESC welcomes the establishment of a European platform to help EU countries prevent and deter this phenomenon and calls on to the new Commission to facilitate the adoption of a common strategy to this end.