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Milan Declaration: EESC calls for innovation in EU welfare systems

The Various Interests Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organized a high-level conference on "Boosting Innovation for a Better Social Outcome" on 23 October in Milan, which was attended by over 450 participants. Speakers included Giuliano Poletti, Italian Minister of Labour and Social Policies, and the event produced a set of concrete recommendations for EU policies – the Milan Declaration – which calls for more innovation in Europe's welfare systems and for a strengthened social dimension in the EU.

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  • 22 Oct 2014
    Intervention by Henri Malosse during the Conference on the Straits Initiative in Europe

    The President of the EESC, Henri Malosse, took the floor during the Conference on the Straits Initiative in Europe. He stressed the importance of removing barriers ...

  • 21 Oct 2014
    EESC going local and discussing civilian drones in the Netherlands

    On 13 October 2014 a group of EESC Members directly involved with the Committee's opinion on RPAS (remotely piloted aircraft systems; or: civilian drones) met a group of 20 Dutch RAPS stakeholders to discuss how EU policy makers can better respond to the urgent call from Member States to swiftly regulate this innovative aviation segment with a potentially huge economic impact.

  • 16 Oct 2014
    EESC Civil Society Prize 2014 : the winners invited to the Plenary Session

    During the plenary session of the EESC, President Henri Malosse together with Vice-President Jane Morrice announced the order of the winners of this year's Civil Society Prize. ETP Slovakia received the first prize for their project Building Hope, in which they teach Roma communities in Slovakia how to construct their own houses.

    IQ Roma servis from the Czech Republic and Reverend Archimandrite Athinagoras Loukataris from Greece shared the 2nd prize. For more information on the winning projects, please read below.

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  • Issue Date: October 2014
    EESC Info October 2014

    IN THIS ISSUE:  Immigration needs courageous and inclusive European solutions; Social dialogue at the heart of European governance; Social enterprise – A different business model?; Civil society has to be the main player in making Europe's energy greener.

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