Towards a more attractive vocational education and training systemPublic Hearing -
Berlin EESC vice-president Anna-Maria Darmanin, the German contact point of the EESC, Dr. Renate Heinisch and three EESC members discussed this topic with more than 100 participants representing German governmental and non-governmental organisations.
The seminar in Berlin at the premises of Representation of the European Union, jointly organised with the Netzwerk Europäische Bewegung Deutschland was based on the EESC's exploratory opinion on "Post-secondary Vocational Education and Training as an Attractive Alternative to Higher Education", an important European issue, especially in Germany, where it is currently subject to much debate.
Vocational education & trainingMaking post-secondary vocational education and training more attractive Public Hearing -
Brussels, Belgium This own-initiative opinion aims to clarify empirically how post-secondary vocational education and training (VET) can have an added value in terms of labour market, learning outcomes, opening new educational pathways and social mobility in the EU.
Protection of children against sexual abusePublic Hearing -
EESC, Brussels, Belgium The EESC is organising a public hearing on Preventive measures for the protection of children against sexual abuse. The aim of the hearing is to present and disseminate concrete examples of initiatives, campaigns and actions conducted by various international institutions and civil society organisations in this field.
Volunteering infrastructure and quality of volunteeringPublic Hearing -
Brussels, Belgium The hearing "Volunteering infrastructure and quality of volunteering" is organised in the framework of the EESC Coordination Group on the European Year of Volunteering 2011, chaired by Mr Pavel Trantina.
European Integration Forum - 5th meetingConference -
Brussels, Belgium The European Integration Forum – the dialogue platform on integration of immigrants – met for the fifth time on 23-24 May 2011 in the EESC premises. The main theme of this meeting was: 'Integration through local action’.
Combating HomelessnessPublic Hearing -
Brussels, Belgium In preparation for the EESC's opinion on "Homelessness" (rapporteur Mr Eugen Lucan - Various Interests), the Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC) is holding a public hearing on combating the problem of homelessness.
Integrating immigrants in regions and citiesAvenues for cooperation between civil society and local and regional authorities Conference -
Valencia, Spain The EESC's SOC section will organise jointly with the government of the Spanish region of Valencia a hearing on "Integrating immigrants in regions and cities: Avenues for cooperation between civil society and local and regional authorities" on Wednesday 30 March 2011 in the city of Valencia, in the Ciudad De Las Artes y Las Ciencias complex (Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe, auditorium Santiago Grisolía).
Volunteering: motivation, value and recognitionPublic Hearing -
Brussels, Belgium The hearing "Volunteering: motivation, value and recognition" was organised in the framework of the EESC Coordination Group on the European Year of Volunteering 2011, chaired by Mr Pavel Trantina.