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  • Joint meeting - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), VMA building, room VMA 1, 2 rue van Maerlant, 1040 Brussels, Belgium, Belgium

    This event was organised by the LMO and IMI together with the European Commission, in the context of the revision of the Blue Card directive.

    The EU Blue Card Directive was adopted in 2009 to facilitate the admission and mobility of highly qualified migrants and their family members. Evaluations of the Blue Card's implementation identified a number of issues that may negatively affect the effectiveness of the Blue Card and hamper the attractiveness of the EU in the global competition for highly skilled workers. Therefore, the European Commission intends to present a proposal for a revised Directive in March 2016, as part of a wider package of measures on migration.

    The aim of the workshop was to discuss the results of the public consultation that has recently been carried out on this subject. The event was an occasion for participants to express their views on the use of the Blue Card in their countries and on possible improvements of the scheme. The discussions will contribute to European institutions current work on legal migration

  • Conference organised by Confrontations Europe in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and with the support of the DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission.
    Conference - Venue: EESC, JDE 62, Rue Belliard 99, Brussels, Belgium

    This conference is organised by Confrontations Europe, prominent association which puts forward proposals aimed at reinvigorating economic and social development in Europe, in partnership with the EESC. It will deal with the adaptation of employment, skills and social dialogue to energy and digital change, topics which are high priorities for the EESC, the Commission and the Luxembourg Presidency.

    The event should bring together more than 200 representatives of European and national institutions, companies, trade unions, regions, civil society and academic institutions from different EU countries.


  • Seminar - organised jointly by Cedefop, Eurofound and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Venue: JDE 62, Rue Belliard 99, Brussels, Belgium

    On 19 November 2015, Cedefop, Eurofound and the EESC will hold a joint event to present recent findings and initiatives on work organisation and workplace learning. The event will mark the 40th anniversary of Cedefop and Eurofound, EU agencies with a governing structure of employers, trade unions and governments. It will also be an occasion to recognise the EESC’s support in setting up the Agencies as well as its strong tripartite role in EU policymaking.

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    Conference - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), VMA building, room VMA 3, 2 rue van Maerlant, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    The European Economic and Social Committee and Cultura contro camorra are jointly organising a Series of Conferences, Debates and Events which will take place between 16-19 November 2015.

    What is the role of civil society in the fight against organised crime?

    How can we increase the use of confiscated assets for social and cultural purposes?

    How can we combat the involvement of organised crime in trafficking of human beings?

    The week for fighting organised crime aims to provide an answer to these questions through conferences, debates and cultural events with the participation of policy makers and representatives from European and national authorities and civil society.

  • Conference - European Court of Auditors, 5 rue Erasme, 1615 City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

    On 4 November in Luxemburg, the EESC and the ESC of Luxembourg will hold a joint conference on "Common social values and principles & social governance". The event's aim is to have key social deliberations endorsed by the Commission and the Luxemburg Presidency: the EESC opinion on "Principles for effective and reliable welfare provision systems", an academic contribution on "Common social values in the EU" and the ESO study "Socializing the European Semester? Economic Governance and Social Policy Coordination in Europe 2020".

  • Conference - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), VMA building, room VMA 3, 2 rue van Maerlant, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    The conference will focus on the employment of refugees and other beneficiaries of international protection. Having a job will ease social integration, diminish reliance on social benefits and increase the possibility to find decent housing. Employed refugees will contribute to the social security system and their increased spending on consumer goods will be beneficial to the economy as a whole. Over time, this can help European countries to address demographic decline, ageing populations and shortages on the labour market, which will benefit both the refugees' concerned and the host societies.

  • Conference - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), VMA building, room VMA 3, 2 rue van Maerlant, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    With the SOC Section's support, EAPN will present its assessment of the 2015 NRPs and debate with 150 stakeholders two key questions:

    - What needs to be done to ensure that the European Semester delivers on its Europe 2020 commitments to reduce poverty and promote participation?

    - How to help the EU move forward on a social, sustainable and democratic strategy that could give hope and restore faith in the EU?

    Speakers: Commissioner Thyssen, Outi Slotboom (DG ECFIN), Raquel Lucas (Commissioner Dombrovskis Cabinet), Sergio Prieto (MEP) and Tom Dominique (SPC Chair).

  • Assessing the impact of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities' concluding observations
    Conference - Thessaloniki, Greece

    On 10 September 2015, the EESC's Ad Hoc Group on Disability will hold a conference in Thessaloniki to assess the impact of the concluding observations of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

  • Labour Market Observatory (LMO) - Permanent Study Group on Immigration and Integration (IMI) conference
    Conference - JDE 62, Rue Belliard 99, Brussels, Belgium

    This event was dedicated to the integration of legal migrants in the labour market (third-countries nationals coming to the EU for family reunification, work or study).

  • Public Hearing - Brussels, Belgium

    The purpose of this hearing is to set out principles for effective and reliable social benefit systems in Europe.

    Invited to discuss these topics are the European Commission, the Social Protection Committee, the European social partners, representatives of welfare and social organisations and researchers.

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