8th EU-China Round TableBrussels, Belgium Two main topics will be discussed: The rights of the child and a review of the Round Table's work.
The Future of Trade-Unionism in EuropeExtraordinary meeting of the Workers' Group Meeting -
Brussels, Belgium The new challenges faced by the trade-union movement call for an in-depth reflection on its recent history and on the need of an evolution answering the economic and social evolution of the European Union.
Plenary session December 2010467th plenary session Plenary Session -
EESC, Brussels, Belgium Statement by Ms Joëlle Milquet, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Employment and Equal Opportunities, in charge of migration and asylum policy, on Wednesday 8 December, and statement by Mr Dacin Cioloş, Member of the European Commission responsible for Agriculture and Rural Development, on Thursday 9 December. Participation of His Excellency Vladimir Chizhov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the EU, Thursday, December 9.
European Integration Forum - 4th meetingConference -
Brussels, Belgium The European Integration Forum – the innovative dialogue platform on integration of immigrants - met for the fourth time on 6-7 December 2010 in the EESC building. The main themes of this meeting were: 'Active participation of migrants’ and ‘Strong commitment by the host society’.
Small Business Act – Happy Birthday?Seminar Seminar -
EESC, JDE - 62, Brussels, Belgium Two years on from the endorsement of the Small Business Act by the Member States, the EESC Employers' Group will hold on the 2nd of December, in partnership with BUSINESSEUROPE, EUROCHAMBRES and UEAPME, a Seminar to assess the added value of the EU initiative for individual business managers and small and medium-sized enterprises. This seminar will be organised by the Employers' Group.
EESC delegation visiting and meeting the Israeli and Palestinian ESCsIsrael and occupied Palestinian Territories On the invitation of the Israeli and Palestinian Economic and Social Councils a delegation of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), headed by its President Mr Staffan NILSSON, visited Israel and the Palestinian Territories on 28 November to 1 December.
Seminar on the internalisation of external transport costs: What are the prospects for after 'Eurovignette II'?Seminar -
Vertbois (Liège), Belgium The 'Eurovignette Directive' allows Member States to charge heavy lorries for the use of some parts of the European road infrastructure. The proposal to revise this Directive, known as 'Eurovignette II', aims to allow Member States to charge heavy lorries on the basis of 'external costs' of air and noise pollution. The revision of the Directive should enable Member States to better manage traffic on the biggest major roads by allowing a wider variation of toll rates. It also encourages the reinvestment of revenue from the additional charges in projects designed to make transport more environmentally friendly.
Employment Week - The European Employment Forum 2010Invest in human capital - Europe's greatest asset Conference -
Brussels, Belgium Employment Week - an annual exhibition and conference focusing on the major social and economic issues surrounding employment and creating an effective discussion and meeting forum.