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.
The role of family policy in demographic change - Sharing best practice among Member StatesPublic Hearing -
Brussels, Belgium The EESC's SOC section organised a hearing on "The role of family policy in demographic change - Sharing best practice among Member States" on Monday 21 March 2011 under the presidency of Luca Jahier. This hearing has been organised in the framework of the elaboration of the EESC exploratory opinion requested by the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
EU Counter-Terrorism PolicyVMA3 conference room, rue van Maerlant 2, Brussels Public Hearing -
Brussels, Belgium The EESC SOC Section is organising a public hearing on the "EU Counter-Terrorism policy". The objective of this hearing is to allow for a dialogue between EU stakeholders.
Sub-committee on Innovative workplaces: study visit to HelsinkiHelsinki, Finland On 25 January the Sub-committee on "Innovative workplaces" went on a study visit to Helsinki. As part of its work on the own-initiative opinion on "Innovative workplaces as a source of productivity and quality jobs" the purpose of the study visit was to collect some concrete examples about how this matter was dealt with in one of the Member States in private as well as public sector organisations.
Education and training: tools for Roma integrationRoom JDE62, Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels Public Hearing -
Brussels, Belgium The hearing on Education and Training: tools for Roma integration is organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on Friday, the 14th of January 2011, in Brussels, in the EESC premises (rue Belliard 99, room JDE62). The hearing is organised in the framework of elaboration of the EESC supplementary opinion on Intercultural dialogue and the Roma by Mrs Anne-Marie Sigmund, EESC Rapporteur.
European Integration Forum - 4th meetingConference -
Brussels, Belgium The European Integration Forum – the innovative dialogue platform on integration of immigrants - met for the fourth time on 6-7 December 2010 in the EESC building. The main themes of this meeting were: 'Active participation of migrants’ and ‘Strong commitment by the host society’.
Employment Week - The European Employment Forum 2010Invest in human capital - Europe's greatest asset Conference -
Brussels, Belgium Employment Week - an annual exhibition and conference focusing on the major social and economic issues surrounding employment and creating an effective discussion and meeting forum.
The outcome of the European Year 2010 and future actionJoint hearing of the EESC and the NGO coalition for the European Year 2010 on "The outcome of the European Year 2010 and future action" Public Hearing -
Brussels, Belgium This year, designated as the European Year for combating poverty and social exclusion, comes in a time of severe financial, economic and social crisis. To tackle these challenges the new Europe 2020 Strategy gives prominence to the reduction of poverty by 25% and to the establishment of a "European Platform against Poverty".
The EESC set up a standing study group to monitor the Year's events. So far, the Group has participated in a range of activities, has produced a declaration for the Council of Ministers and is now organising a major hearing to evaluate the Year in conjunction with the Coalition of European social NGOs who have come together for 2010, on 22 November at the EESC premises.
In addition to analysing the impact of initiatives taken during the year and reflecting on the lessons learned about the organisation of European years, the EESC and the Coalition want to focus on what action needs to be taken over the next 10 years to achieve the goals set and to remain ambitious in the commitment to reduce poverty across the EU.