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  • 27th Labour Market Observatory mee ting / conferenc e "Excluded or included"
    LMO conference on the labour market participation of people with intellectual impairment or relational problems
    Conference - Brussels, Belgium
    The labour market in Europe is changing. Employers are placing increasing demands on their employees. Lifelong learning is now a top priority concept in the EU. At the same time CEDEFOP forecasts point towards a reduction in the number of low-skilled jobs in the European economy in the years to come. Most employment analyses are based on general indicators and give only limited consideration to less-privileged groups. The Europe 2020 headline target of an overall employment rate of 75% could theoretically be achieved even with some less-privileged groups having extremely low employment rates, as there are no subgroup-specific targets. The low-skilled jobs that are available are in many cases occupied by immigrants who tend to outcompete other less-privileged groups here.

  • Public Hearing - EESC - Brussels, Belgium
    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is currently preparing an own-initiative opinion on the European year of Mental Health - better work, better quality of life. The opinion will focus on the importance of safeguarding health at work, in the context of the EU Strategy on health and safety at work. As the current strategy is coming to an end in 2012, it is important that aspects of mental health be included in the new strategy. The opinion also aims to contribute to reviewing the EU mental health strategy, emphasizing awareness-raising, the anti-stigma policy, and pursuing an inclusive, cross-cutting approach. It is also concerned with achieving the Europe 2020 objectives, which in this case means inclusive growth and combating social exclusion, which calls for an inclusive policy for those suffering from mental illness. Equally vital is the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which is on both the EU agenda and that of the Member States. A public hearing in conjunction with the EESC's work on this opinion will be held in the morning of 30 October 2012 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) at the EESC building, Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 99, B-1040 Brussels. The conclusions of the hearing will feed directly into the work of the study group which will hold its second meeting in the afternoon of the same day.

  • Public Hearing - Brussels, Belgium
    The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol were adopted by the UN in 2006 and by the EU in 2010. They are the first human rights convention ever to be signed and ratified by the EU. On 16 October 2012, the EESC will hold a public hearing which aims to provide a deeper understanding of the Convention while looking at the implications of its implementation at EU level, as well as providing an opportunity for stakeholders to exchange views and discuss the opinion.
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    '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.

  • Hotel 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.

  • An 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.

  • Hearing 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.

  • Public Hearing - Brussels, Belgium

    The group in charge of coordinating the EESC activities during the European Year 2012 could not do without examining the contribution of ICT (telemedicine, telework, e-government, etc.) to a more energetic, sustainable and diversified ageing society.

  • Joint 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.

  • Hearing 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.

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