New psychoactive substancesPublic Hearing -
Brussels, Belgium The European Commission proposed to strengthen the European Union’s ability to respond to ‘legal highs’ – new psychoactive substances used as alternatives to illicit drugs such as cocaine and ecstasy. Under the new rules proposed, harmful psychoactive substances will be withdrawn quickly from the market, without jeopardising their various legitimate industrial and commercial uses.
European Integration Forum - 10th meetingParticipation of migrants in the democratic process – Towards a more inclusive citizenship Conference -
Brussels, Belgium The European Integration Forum – the dialogue platform on integration of immigrants – met for the tenth time on 26 and 27 November 2013 in the EESC premises. The main theme of this meeting was: 'Participation of migrants in the democratic process – Towards a more inclusive citizenship'.
Non-violence, a new way forward for the 21st century?Organised by the EESC and the Fondation de Corse - Umani in the framework of the European Year of Citizens 2013 Conference -
Bastia, France Violence in society is a reality. While it may be possible to give explanations as to why violence occurs in a given context, we must never succumb to thinking that violence is a means to solve a conflict. The aim of this event is to bring together people from different backgrounds to discuss how the concept of non-violence may help provide a sustainable response.
European Integration Forum - 9th meeting'The integration of young migrants in the European society' Meeting -
Brussels, Belgium The European Integration Forum – the dialogue platform on integration of immigrants – met for the ninth time on 4-5 June 2013 in the EESC premises. The theme of this meeting was: 'The integration of young migrants in the European society'.
European minimum income and poverty indicatorsPublic Hearing -
Brussels, Belgium Minimum income schemes are important tools to combat poverty and social exclusion, since they ensure personal security, play a significant role in redistributing wealth and guarantee more solidarity and social justice. This hearing will reflect on a better measurement of poverty and on the problems of adopting a European minimum income scheme. It will bring together experts and people involved in advocacy work to contribute to the EESC opinion.
Labour Migration and Mobility in the European Union: Assessing Attractiveness and Labour Market NeedsCo-organised by European Economic and Social Committe and the Centre for European Policy Studies Seminar -
Brussels, Belgium This seminar, co-organised by the EESC and Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), aims at discussing the current state of affairs and next steps on the EU policy agenda in the field of labour migration and mobility policy. It will address the main challenges characterizing migration and mobility for employment purposes. The “attractiveness” of the EU’s labour migration policy will be looked at especially, in its current shape and ways to foster it in the future.
LMO conference "Typical and atypical work contracts - advantages and disadvantages from the labour market perspective"Conference -
Warsaw, Poland Atypical work refers to employment relationships not conforming to the standard or "typical" model of full-time, regular, open-ended employment with a single employer over a long time span. The purpose of the LMO conference, co-organised with the Polish Ministry for Labour and Social Policy, is to examine these kinds of atypical employment and various EU level and national level attempts to deal with them. What has been done? Have the desired effects been reached? What are the future challenges?
The gender dimension in the Europe 2020 StrategyConference co-organised by the Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship and the EESC Europe 2020 Steering Committee Conference -
Brussels, Belgium The Europe 2020 Strategy sets out a number of new goals in terms of employment, innovation, education, social inclusion, climate and energy. Yet when it comes to achieving the targets set out in the Europe 2020 Strategy, the starting points of men and women are quite different. On Friday 22 March 2013, the EESC will be presenting its own-initiative opinion on "The gender dimension in the Europe 2020 Strategy" and will be discussing its view on this fascinating subject. Your input will be most welcome.
Immigration – a source of wealth and duties for EuropeEvent co-organised by the EESC, the Council of Europe and the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council Conference -
Brussels, Belgium Is migration in Europe merely a source of problems? Or does it contribute to growth and demographic stability? Join the debate and listen to our high-level speakers and experts at the joint conference on Migration: a source of wealth and duties for Europe (organised by the EESC, CoE and French CES) on 15 March!