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Support for Roma integration has long been an EESC priority. The Committee launched a project at the start of 2014, entitled "Better inclusion of the Roma community through civil society initiatives". This report and the accompanying proposal are based on the knowledge and information provided by our partners.

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  • 27 Feb 2012 The European Disability Forum launches the Freedom Guide The Freedom Guide is a key tool for promoting the respect of the rights laid out in this Convention in practice, particularly for those relating to the Freedom of movement.
  • 25 Jan 2012
    Morten Kjærum speaks at the SOC Section meeting of 2012-01-25
    Director of the FRA speaks on fundamental rights at the SOC section meeting On the occasion of the January SOC section meeting, Mr. Morten Kjærum (Director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights) addressed the members of the SOC section.
  • 18 Nov 2011 Distribution of food products to the most deprived persons in the Union - considerations of the SOC section Leila Kurki is president of the Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship of the European Economic and Social Committee. She made this speech during the public hearing on Distribution of food products to the most deprived persons at the EESC premises on 21 November 2011.
  • 13 Sep 2011
    Luis Miguel Pariza Castaños awarded with the Golden Prize 2011, on behalf of the EESC, in Spanish Torrevieja
    EESC receives 'Asila' Golden Prize 2011 On 10 September 2011 Luis Miguel Pariza Castaños was invited to the Spanish Torrevieja, where he was awarded, on behalf of the EESC, with the Golden Prize 2011. The Spanish immigrants' NGO 'Asila' granted this prize to the EESC in recognition of its work in favour of just living conditions for migrants and fight against xenophobia and racism.The ceremony took place during the colourful Festival of Latin Culture, with excellent dance shows by Ballet of Mexico
  • 5 Sep 2011 Please enjoy don't destroy - Maggie Hughes at the SOC Section meeting At last week's SOC section meeting (31.08.2011), Maggie Hughes was invited to speak about her campaign 'Please enjoy don't destroy'.
  • 15 Jul 2011
    Protection of children against sexual abuse – the EESC calls organisations to send examples of preventive actions A compilation of best practice in the field of Preventive measures for the protection of children against sexual abuse is is in preparation by the SOC Section of European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). This is connected to its work on the opinion on this important subject. The Committee intends to publish the database on-line to illustrate the activities and good practice carried out in different Member States.
  • 7 Jul 2011
    Group picture Sopot Poland 7.07.2011
    Not retirement age but economic dependency ratio will determine future pension funding needs Leila Kurki is president of the Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship of the European Economic and Social Committee. She made this speech during the informal meeting of labour and social affairs ministers organised by the Polish presidency on 7 and 8 July in the Polish town of Sopot.
  • 19 May 2011
    Ms Darmanin, Vice-President of the EESC, accompanied by the general co-rappporteur of the opinion, Ms Ouin, hands over to the Hungarian State Secretary for Family, Mr Soltész, the exploratory opinion on The role of family policy in relation to demographic
    Opinion on Family policy and demographic change handed to the Hungarian State Secretary for Family On Thursday 19 May, Ms Darmanin, Vice-President of the EESC and the general co-rappporteur of the opinion, Ms Ouin, handed over the exploratory opinion on The role of family policy in relation to demographic change with a view to sharing best practices among Member States to the Hungarian State Secretary for Family, Mr Soltész.
  • 10 May 2011 Youth on the Move – starting on the journey through life For many young people in Europe, the final years of school and the transition from education into work present major challenges. The economic crisis has only increased the obstacles they face in obtaining the skills and qualifications needed to secure a satisfying job and a secure place in society.
  • 21 Mar 2011 Growth and social cohesion must go together as an integral part of European future governance EESC statement to the Spring European Council The fight against poverty is at the heart of the EU agenda for growth in the economy, employment and society following the commitment of the heads of state or government to lift at least 20 million people out of poverty. However, the Commission acknowledges that the "most vulnerable in our societies have borne much of the impact of the economic crisis". The Communication on the Platform against Poverty notes that those hit hardest are the unemployed, low earners, children, young people and those experiencing severe material deprivation across all ages and communities.

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