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  • Collaborative EU responses to skills mismatches and bottlenecks for increased competitiveness
    Seminar - Brussels, Belgium

    The skills mismatch is an important contributor to Europe's unemployment and an evident handicap for the competitiveness of EU companies and industrial change. This event, jointly organised with DG EMPL and DG ENTR, seeks to explore good practice, notably those developed by fashion and related industries, in the area of skills matching, interoperability among national skills classifications and anticipation of skills needs.

  • Labour Market Observatory – 35th meeting
    Conference - Brussels, Belgium

    This LMO conference looked into existing and further measures for start-ups and SMEs to help hem create jobs. Discussions took place on topics such as EU legislation, the single market for services, the internationalisation of SMEs, financial incentives, business climate, procurement rules, labour law. Representatives of various European start-ups and enterprise networks shared their experiences on start-ups' aspirations and the challenges they face. They also stressed the difficulty of finding young people who have the skills that enterprises need. The event was an occasion to recall the importance of work-based learning and of entrepreneurial education. It also highlighted the key role of social enterprises, female entrepreneurs and the need for strong involvement of social partners in education.

  • Archimandrite Athinagoras's project "Lighthouse of the World" focuses on Roma children in his parish
    Public Hearing - Brussels, Belgium

    A public hearing will take place on 7 November, in the context of the EESC project on "Better Inclusion of the Roma community through civil society organisations".

    A special focus will be put on education, employment and housing strands of the EU Framework for Roma Integration.

  • Public Hearing - Brussels, Belgium

    This public hearing aims to look into the programme of the next Commission on disability, on disability in the Mid-Term review of EU2020 strategy, on the implementation of disability provisions in the structural funds and on the EU report on the implementation of the UNCRPD., while providing an opportunity for stakeholders to exchange views.

  • Perspecitves and priorities for the new Commission and the European Parliament
    Conference - Brussels, Belgium

    The social economy combines profitability with social inclusion. Social innovation is the first step in the creation of a social enterprise. The potential of the social economy and of social innovation was demonstrated at the joint EC-EESC event 'Social Entrepreneurs: have your say!' of January 2014. This EESC conference will take stock of the political achievements over the last five years, learn from examples of best practice, and explore priorities for the next five years.

  • Labour Market Observatory – 34th meeting
    Conference - EESC, Room VM3, Rue Van Maerlant 2, Brussels, Belgium

    This LMO conference was an opportunity to take stock of the existing policies and efforts undertaken by policymakers, public authorities and companies to achieve work-life balance and gender equality. Concrete examples and best practices on family-friendly policies were showcased and the substantial returns on social investment were demonstrated. The event's organisation was very timely, in a moment when discussions were taking place on a possible withdrawal of the draft maternity leave directive which was blocked by the Council for four years.

  • Conference - Brussels, Belgium

    In 2008, the European Commission proposed a Active Inclusion Strategy based on three strands: adequate income support, inclusive labour markets and access to quality services for all. Since then, in the wake of the financial crisis, there was practically no progress in implementing it.

    The EESC-Eurofound joint conference on 16 June 2014 at the EESC assessed the situation and proposed a better approach.

  • Identifying, enhancing and promoting their role in city and regional development
    Seminar - Brussels, Belgium

    This workshop examined the concepts of "civic universities" in a European context. The main question under scrutiny was the following: From your perspective, what are universities for?

  • Public Hearing - Brussels, Belgium

    This public hearing will have a special focus on health policies and antidiscrimination. The aims of the project are to highlight the impact of EU legislation and, programmes from the perspective of civil society; to assess appropriate and effective instruments to more closely involve civil society organisations as a means to improve the social inclusion of the Roma; to look into possible shortcomings in the work already being done at European, national, regional and local level.

  • Public Hearing - Brussels, Belgium

    The EESC will hold a public hearing which aims to look into the EU report on the UNCRPD as well as on the preparation of an alternative report from civil society perspectives, while providing an opportunity for stakeholders to exchange views. The conclusions of the hearing will feed into the work of the group which will continue until the end of the year.

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