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  • 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.

  • Ten years with the Common Basic Principles on integration – what next?
    Conference - Brussels, Belgium

    The European Integration Forum – the dialogue platform on integration of immigrants – met for the eleventh time on 3 April 2014 in the EESC premises. The theme of this meeting was linked to the Common Basic Principles for Immigrant Integration Policy in the EU.

  • Labour Market Observatory Public hearing
    Public Hearing - Brussels, Belgium

    The event's topic was one of the highest priorities at EU level and its organisation was very well-timed, as the Member States were beginning to implement several EU policies for youth employment (such as the Youth Guarantee). Therefore, it was important to assess the level of involvement of civil society organisations in these policies, to recall the significant role that these organisations can play and to put forward their recommendations and best practices.

  • Visual Diversity in the workplace
    Labour Market Observatory conference
    Conference - Berlin, Germany

    This conference looked at how diversity can be recognised, respected and valued. Practical examples from across the EU showed how diverse workplaces could be beneficial for all: businesses, employees and society in general. The event also examined the question of the intra-EU mobility of workers and their integration in host Member States. Debates concretely contributed to the SOC/495 opinion on "Supporting the migration of young job seekers" and synergies were created with members of the study group.

  • Public Hearing - Brussels, Belgium
    This EESC public hearing aims at illustrating in practical terms the beneficial effects of investing in the labour market and in social services, as well as emphasising the role to be played by the various players at European and national levels.

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