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  • 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.
  • 2 Feb 2011 Automatically linking retirement age to life expectancy "dangerous for society" Sustainable pension schemes in Europe can be achieved through more and better jobs on a flexible labour market and improved productivity, says the European Economic and Social Committee in its opinion on pension systems in the EU, requested by the European Commission. An increase in the retirement age alone will not solve the problem and, unless flanked by measures aimed at getting elderly people onto the labour market and keeping them there, risks instead pushing millions into poverty, warns the EESC.
  • 28 Jan 2011 Citizens' Agora - Crisis and Poverties - speech by Leila Kurki The Citizens’ Agora is a European Parliament (EP) initiative to engage in dialogue with the European citizens. The EP has so far organised two "Agoras": in 2007, on the "Future of Europe", and in 2008, on "Climate Change". This third edition is dedicated to the vast topic of "Crises and Poverties" - a very appropriate choice at a time where the financial, economic and employment crises are fuelling insecurity and poverty is simply affecting too many EU citizens.
  • 20 Jan 2011 EPSCO informal meeting Budapest: Austerity measures put the education and employment of young people at risk At their informal meeting in Budapest on 17 and 18 January 2011, EU ministers responsible for Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO) focused on how the economic crisis is affecting the national plans and projects of education and employment aimed at young people.
  • 7 Dec 2010
    EESC president Staffan Nilsson
    How fruitful was the European Year 2010? – A hearing at the EESC On 22 November 2010 the European Economic and social Committee (EESC) held a hearing on "The outcome of the European Year 2010 and future action", organised by the EESC's Standing Group on the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion and the Coalition of European non-governmental organisations set up for the Year. Participants hailed the progress made towards eradicating child poverty and homelessness as one of the year's main achievements. They also acknowledged that the EESC had contributed to enabling people experiencing poverty to voice their needs, which include that their problems be considered from the perspective of human rights and anti-discrimination policies. The EESC will continue to pressure for change and to ensure that poverty-related issues remain high on the EU's agenda in the context of the Europe 2020 Strategy.

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