The European Economic and Social Committee organised a video challenge in 2012 "Europe past forward". This annual challenge encourages video creativity and the use of social networking, within youth across the 27 EU Member States.
Since the year 2012 is a European year for "Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations", incorporating members of older generations into the video production teams was encouraged for this first edition.
Three prizes were awarded during a ceremony in Brussels on March 15th 2012.
Young European Entrepreneurs Seminar 2011: Financing, mentors and internationalisationJDE 63, EESC, Brussels, Belgium The President of the Employers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Mr. Henri Malosse, hosted the third edition of the "Young European Entrepreneurs' Seminar" on 17 November 2011. The event brought together 43 young entrepreneurs and 12 young professionals from employers' organisations – from 18 Member States.
This seminar aimed to allow an interactive exchange on the following topics:
Make young people's voices heard on issues concerning entrepreneurship, including financing, mentoring and internationalisation;
Allow a dialogue with the decision-makers involved on a daily basis in European affairs;
Encourage young people towards entrepreneurship;
Help create a European identity for the European entrepreneurs.
Protect children against sexual abuse - Online database available now!Press Breakfast Brussels, József Antall Building, European Parliament, at 8.30 am On 27 October the European Economic and Social Committee launched an online database of best practices for the protection of children against sexual abuse.
The examples of best practices have been collected from across Europe and showcase the work of NGOs and government agencies which have set up hotlines or launched awareness campaigns for children in schools, on the internet or on TV and which can serve as a vital tool for combating child abuse.
This initiative ties in with the new EESC opinion on "Preventive measures for the protection of children against sexual abuse" drafted by Madi Sharma (Member of the Employers' Group) and adopted at the EESC October plenary session.
Your Europe, Your Say!Get involved today! Conference -
Brussels, Belgium Get your students engaged and involved in the heart of Europe! And have them take a stroll across the bridge between Europe and civil society.
For the second year running, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is offering an unique opportunity for secondary schools from across Europe to come to Brussels to debate, negotiate, stand up for their beliefs and try to find a consensus in a simulated plenary session.
Your Europe, Your Say!Brussels, Belgium About one hundred secondary school students and teachers from the 27 EU Member States came to Brussels on 15-17 April to participate in a simulated plenary session, a big role-play organised by the European Economic and Social Committee. This gave them an unique opportunity to think about things, debate a specific topic, stand up for what they believe, negotiate with other "extraordinary members" of the Committee and work with them to hammer out a consensus during a big plenary session in Brussels.
Publication of the Annual Growth Survey - 28.11.2012 The European Commission issued on the 28 November the Annual growth survey (AGS) package that launches the 2013 European Semester. This document sets out what the Commission believes must be the EU’s priorities for the coming 12 months in terms of economic and budgetary policies and reforms to boost growth and employment.
Your Europe, Your Say! For the second year running, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) offered an unique opportunity for secondary schools from across Europe to come to Brussels to debate, negotiate, stand up for their beliefs and try to find a consensus in a simulated plenary session.