Published In: 2009 6 pages "The EESC and International Trade" The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has increasingly been addressing international trade issues during the past several years. In this field the EESC is especially interested in environmental, social, labour and sustainable development aspects as well as stronger civil society participation.
Published In: 2009 6 pages "Sustainable Development Observatory" The Sustainable Development Observatory (SDO) is a cross-cutting body that aims to tackle sustainable development policies in a horizontal way.
Published In: 2009 6 pages "Lisbon Strategy Observatory" In July 2008, the EESC created the Lisbon Strategy Observatory to step up stakeholder involvement in the Lisbon process. Civil society plays a key role in the preparation, implementation and assessment of the Lisbon reforms.
Published In: 2009 22 pages "The employment situation of people with a disability" On 12 June 2008, the Labour Market Observatory held a hearing on the employment situation of people with disabilities, where EESC members, together with researchers and representatives from stakeholder organisations, had an interchange of ideas about the
Published In: 2009 38 pages "Women and the labour market" On 29 April 2008 the EESC Labour Market Observatory (LMO) organised a hearing on "Women and the labour market". Guest speakers and LMO members together analysed the large number of aspects that hinder women's full participation in the labour market.