European Integration Forum - 8th meeting'The contribution of migrants to economic growth in the EU' Conference -
Bruxelles, Belgium The European Integration Forum – the dialogue platform on integration of immigrants – met for the eighth time on 16-17 October 2012 in the EESC premises. The main theme of this meeting was: 'The Contribution of migrants to economic growth in the EU'.
This theme was introduced by Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Koos Richelle, Director General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion in the European Commission and Michael Cashman, Member of the European Parliament.
Representatives of European social partners and other organisations discussed the role of migrants in the labour market and their entrepreneurial potential.
Labour market reforms in response to the crisisHotel Vila Galé Opera, Travessa do Conde da Ponte, Lisbon, Portugal Conference -
Lisbon, Portugal On 28 September 2012, the Labour Market Observatory (LMO) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will be organising a conference in Lisbon on "Labour market reforms in response to the crisis", in cooperation with Confederação do Comércio e Serviços de Portugal. The conference will be held in Hotel Vila Galé Opera in Lisbon.
Eradicating domestic violenceAn EESC event to mark the International Day of Peace Conference -
Brussels, Belgium Domestic violence by men against women, whether physical or psychological, is one of the gravest violations of human rights: the right to life and to physical and psychological integrity. Today, to mark the International Day of Peace, the EESC will hold a conference to listen to researchers and institutional actors and stakeholders and discuss with them its opinion on the matter.
Towards a job-rich recoveryHearing in the framework of the second study group meeting Public Hearing -
Berlin, Germany As part of its work on an opinion on the "Employment package" presented by the European Commission in April entitled "Towards a job-rich recovery", the EESC study group will organise a hearing in Berlin on Wednesday 12 September from 9.15 am to 12.45 pm.
Activation of senior citizens - Humanising working conditions for senior workersJoint conference organised by the Labour Market Observatory and the European Year 2012 Coordination Group Conference -
Brussels, Belgium To mark the 2012 European Year for Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity 2012, the Labour Market Observatory and the Coordination Group "European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012" of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will be holding a joint conference on 20 June 2012 on two important topics for both these EESC bodies: the labour market and the working conditions for older people.
The involvement and participation of older people in societyHearing in the framework of the European Year for Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity (2012) Public Hearing -
Brussels, Belgium This public hearing will count on contributions from the EU Commission, AGE - the European Platform of NGOs defending the interests of older citizens, a Voluntary Service and two senior citizens, who will talk about their experience. These inputs, together with the debate held during the hearing and the individual contributions from the Members of the SOC Section (who have been asked to identify examples of activities which are dependent upon or involve older people in their own Member State) will flow into the EESC opinion on the topic.
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.