European Integration Forum - 7th meetingThe Right to Family Reunification for Third Country Nationals Public Hearing -
Brussels, Belgium The European Integration Forum – the dialogue platform on integration of immigrants – met for the seventh time on 31 May and 1 June 2012 in the EESC building. The main theme of this meeting was: the Right to Family Reunification for Third Country Nationals.
Female EntrepreneursPublic Hearing -
Brussels, Belgium This public hearing on "Female Entrepreneurs" is part of the preparatory work for the own-initiative opinion on "Female entrepreneurs -Specific policies to increase EU growth and employment". The hearing aims at gathering concrete experiences of aspiring and experienced female entrepreneurs. The difficulties faced by European women's entrepreneurs with setting-up and running their businesses will serve as a basis to propose recommendations for political intervention. A questionnaire will be circulated to participants beforehand.
Europe for Citizens Programme for 2014-2020Public Hearing -
Brussels, Belgium In its hearing the EESC invites the civil society organisations who are or wish to be the beneficiaries of the ‘Europe for Citizens’ programme, to share their views about the current and future programme, to make their point on its objectives and future design.
Quality Jobs for Youth: are we asking too much?Joint conference EESC/Labour Market Observatory and European Youth Forum Conference -
Brussels, Belgium Is there a need for more (or for less) flexibility on the labour market in order to help young people access the labour market? Are the stable contracts of past still possible or are precarious internship type jobs going to last years ahead? What are the employer and employee relations developing into? Is self-employment a good solution? Is flexicurity (still) the watchword? What effects (for the individual and for the society) does being a so called “NEET” have? These are some of the questions which the conference seeks to answer.
Principles, procedures, and action for the implementation of Articles 11(1) and 11(2) of the Lisbon TreatyPublic Hearing -
Brussels, Belgium This hearing has been organised in the framework of the study group on Principles, procedures and action for the implementation of Articles 11(1) and 11(2) of the Lisbon Treaty. Articles 11.1 and 11.2 indicate a significant shift towards a more advanced model of structured dialogue and could foster an increasingly informed and significant European citizenship but it has not yet been implemented.
Changing images of age - Changing the learning paradigmorganised by the Coordination group "European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between generations 2012" Public Hearing -
Brussels, Belgium The aim of this public hearing is to hear the views of decision makers, stakeholders and interested parties, in particular organisations working with elderly people.
Growing old in good healthOrganised by the Coordination Group of the "European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between generations 2012" Public Hearing -
Brussels, Belgium The aim of this public hearing is to hear the views of decision makers, stakeholders and interested parties - in particular organisations working with elderly people - on 'Growing old in good health'.
European Fourth World People's UniversityCitizens united for a Europe active against persistent poverty Conference -
EESC, Brussels, Belgium On Monday 5 March 2012 the European Economic and Social Committee will host the 12th European Fourth World People's University on the topic “Citizens united for a Europe active against persistent Poverty”, jointly organised by the ATD Fourth World Movement and the EESC.
European Year of Citizens 20139:00-13:00, EESC Building, room JDE 51, 99, Rue Belliard, 1040 Brussels Public Hearing -
Brussels, Belgium The European Commission has suggested designating 2013 as the "European Year of Citizens". The European Economic and Social Committee is drawing up an opinion on this proposal. The Committee would like to give every European citizen, NGO, enterprise, trade union etc. an opportunity to contribute to its opinion, which will be sent to the European Parliament, Commission and Council once it has been adopted.
The Economic Crisis, Education and the Labour MarketConference -
Brussels, EESC, 99 Rue Belliard, Room JDE 52, Belgium Europe is undergoing a far-reaching financial, economic and social crisis, with thousands of companies going out of business, higher unemployment, falling salaries, budget cuts in social security systems, rising poverty and social exclusion. The difficult labour market situation has had and is continuing to have detrimental effects on the very fabric of society. Preserving the European Social Model requires society as a whole to make a collective effort, demonstrating solidarity with people excluded from the labour market but also with future generations.