Protection of Children at Risk from Sex TourismPublic Hearing -
Brussels, Belgium On 6 May 2009 the European Economic and Social Committee is organising in its headquarters in Brussels a public hearing on "Protecting children from sex tourism." The aim of this initiative is to involve civil society and the social partners in raising awareness of this form of sexual exploitation of children.
European Integration Forum - 1st meetingBrussels, Belgium The inaugural meeting of the European Integration Forum took place on 20-21 April
2009. More than fifty civil society organisations attended alongside representatives of
the European Commission, of the European Economic and Social Committee, of the
Committee of the Regions, of the Fundamental Rights Agency, of the European
Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions and of the Network
of National Contact Points on Integration.
European Citizens' Forum - Seminar on Europe of Solidarity – our challenge for tomorrowSeminar -
Brussels, Belgium This high-level seminar is part of a European debate on the challenges of intergenerational solidarity in an ageing Europe. It is the follow-up to another large-scale event organised by the EESC last June in Wroclaw (Poland): the European Citizens' Forum. The latter was a notable success, which apart from providing a forum for discussion for the people concerned, also helped to bring the European venture closer to the public at large. Having conveyed the message of the European Citizens' Forum to European ministers at the informal meeting of ministers for employment and social affairs, organised by the French presidency in Chantilly on 10-11 June, this time we would like to meet in Brussels, at the heart of the EU decision-making process, to deliver the message of the people direct to European decision-makers in an area crucial for the future of Europe. The seminar intends to examine, in particular, questions relating to intergenerational solidarity and various aspects of family policy.
Towards a Europe of Solidarity: Youth, Intergenerational Solidarity and Tomorrow's EuropeEuropean Citizens' Forum Wroclaw, Poland The European Economic and Social Committee and the City of Wroclaw are organising a joint European Citizens' Forum entitled "Towards a Europe of Solidarity", which will take place on 19-20 June 2008 in Wroclaw (Poland). This two-day event will be large-scale and inter-active, with a wide range of informal working groups maximising participation. The Forum is intended to be both a meeting with interested citizens, and a celebration of the European Idea with the general public.
Employment week 2008Brussels, Belgium Employment Week is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year. It offers employment stakeholders around Europe the chance to exchange views with over 1,000 employment professionals and hear what European officials, notable public figures, trade unions, NGOs, business leaders and other experts are saying about today's employment trends, challenges and opportunities in the EU. Ms Kurki, Mr Krwaczyk and Mr Olsson, members of the EESC, will speak in three workshops of the event. Employment Week 2008 will focus on today's most talked about issues including: Mobility & Migration, Active Ageing, Youth & Employment, Flexicurity, Active Inclusion and Diversity.