The Single Market Observatory (SMO) organises a public hearing in Palermo to take stock of Italian civil society views on the Single Market and to discuss possible, experience-based solutions to the main issues directly affecting citizens and businesses.
This opinion aims at exploring the obstacles to overcome and the conditions for developing quality services for the family in order to create decent and attractive jobs.
Previous work on the professionalisation of domestic work and on a family policy that tackles the challenge of demographic change need to be continued and updated by: revealing and describing the nature of the obstacles currently blocking the development and professionalisation of these jobs which; and making known positive experiences and good practices being implemented today in a number of Member States and major companies.
REWARDING EXCELLENCE IN CIVIL SOCIETY INITIATIVES
Slovakian Centre for Sustainable Development (ETP) wins 1st prize in the European Economic and Social Committee 2014 Civil Society Prize for Roma inclusion projects
The Reverend Archimandrite Athinagoras Loukataris from Greece and IQ Roma servis from the Czech Republic share 2nd prize.
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.