SOC Events - page 2

Results 11 to 20 out of 156.


  • Opinion SOC/539
    Public Hearing - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), VMA building, room VMA 3 - Rue van Maerlant, 2 - 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    In the context of its work on the revision of the EU Blue Card Directive, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has organised a public hearing on Thursday, 8 September 2016. The aim was to identify the elements of an EU strategy for attracting skilled workers and to discuss how the EU Blue Card should be revised.


  • Public Hearing - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Van Maerlant building, room VMA 1, Rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    When it comes to Roma issues, the gender dimension has long been neglected. However, women have an essential role in Roma society and ensuring their participation is a key element in improving their situation. Romani women across Europe often face discrimination on multiple fronts: racism for being Roma, as well as gender discrimination.

    It is not possible to speak about the inclusion of Roma if half of their community has little or no opportunity to express their needs and make their voice heard. Roma inclusion policy needs Roma women activists and advocates. The gender dimension can also play an important role in the success of National Roma Integration Strategies (NRISs).


  • Public Hearing - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), VMA building, room VMA 1, Rue van Maerlant 2, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    Recent events have shown that the European Union lack adequate instruments to safeguard the rule of law and human rights, the values stipulated in Article 2 TEU. The EU verifies compliance with these values in the run-up to EU accession, however no similar mechanism apply after EU accession.

    The EESC believes that the EU should consider adopting a new European mechanism on the rule of law to improve European governance by establishing a ‘policy coordination cycle’, which would be similar and complementary to the European Semester.


  • Permanent Study Group on Immigration and Integration (IMI)
    Meeting - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), JDE building, room JDE63, Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels, Belgium, Belgium

    The European Migration Forum – the dialogue platform on migration, asylum and migrant integration - met for the second time in April 2016 to discuss the long-term approach to migration and integration.

    The EESC Permanent study group on Immigration and Integration (IMI) organises a follow-up event to look back at that meeting and discuss further steps in the integration policy.

    The event is accessible to all organisations, with priority to those who participated in the Forum. It will be also webstreamed.


  • Europe's Day - Open Day of the European Institutions - Come and discover Europe!
    Cultural Event - Brussels, Belgium

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will be opening its doors to the general public between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

    This year, the EESC is focussing on what civil society organisations are doing in response to the migration crisis in Europe.

    Under the common interinstitutional slogan of “United in diversity”, the Committee will also showcase its work on economic and social policy for the European Union, its work on sustainable development and its efforts to support participatory democracy in Europe and throughout the world.

    On the day’s programme are a variety of information stands, fun activities for all, a photo booth, a children’s corner and musical events.


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

    The UN CRPD and its Optional Protocol were adopted by the EU in 2010. They are the first international human rights convention ever to be signed and ratified by the EU.The EU has to periodically submit to the UN CPRD Committee a report detailing the measures taken to implement the convention. The first report was submitted in 2014, and in 2015 the UN Committee responded with a series of recommendations (“concluding observations” - COs) on how the EU can, within its remit, promote and safeguard the rights of people with disabilities in Europe.

    The EESC is currently drafting an own-initiative opinion focussing on the implications of the CO's for future EU disability policy. The objective of the hearing is to offer a forum for debate and gather contributions from relevant stakeholders.

    The conclusions of the hearing will feed directly into the work of the drafting group which will hold its second meeting in the afternoon of the same day.


  • Public Hearing - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), JDE building, room JDE62, Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels, Belgium, Belgium

    The organisation and provision of long-term care (LTC) is a challenge many Member States are facing. The sector is low paid, highly feminised and employs often undocumented migrant workers. It suffers from workforce imbalances and skills shortages. Situations of undeclared work and poor working conditions affect mainly "live-in" care workers. Proactive measures to encourage the creation of quality, well-paid jobs in the sector with decent working conditions are needed to ensure an adequate labour supply for the LTC sector. The public hearing - which will contribute to the opinion on the subject - will elaborate on the human and social rights of "live-in" care workers in the context of labour supply and mobility issues. It will explore these issues in the interplay of labour and migration policies.


  • Meeting - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Jacques Delors building, room JDE 62, Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    The Labour Market Observatory (LMO) addressed the topic of labour migration in its 42nd meeting which took place on 18 April 2016. Discussions focused on the outcomes of the European Migration Forum of 6-7 April 2016 and on Commission's and EESC's work on legal migration, including the revision of the Blue Card Directive. The discussions were very useful in the context of the preparation of the SOC/539 opinion on a Coherent labour migration.


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

    The European Commission made a proposal for a directive on a European Accessibility Act, which will set common accessibility requirements for certain key products and services, and will help people with disabilities at EU level to participate fully in society.

    The EESC is currently preparing an opinion on the Commission's proposal . On 13 April 2016, the Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC) will hold a public hearing in conjunction with the work on this opinion.

    The conclusions of the hearing will feed directly into the work of the drafting group which will hold its second meeting in the afternoon of the same day.

  • -
    Long term approach to sustainable labour migration and successful integration
    Meeting - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    The European Migration Forum – the civil society dialogue platform on migration, asylum and migrant integration – met for the second time on 6 and 7 April 2016 at the EESC's headquarters.

    Following on from the subject discussed at the first meeting (the management of mixed flows of migrants across the Mediterranean), the Forum now focused on the long-term approach to migration and integration.

    Attendance at the Forum meetings was by invitation only. The plenary parts of the meeting were streamed.

Results 11 to 20 out of 156.