European Integration Forum - 9th meeting'The integration of young migrants in the European society' Meeting -
Brussels, Belgium The European Integration Forum – the dialogue platform on integration of immigrants – will meet for the ninth time on 4-5 June 2013 in the EESC premises. The theme of this meeting will be: 'The integration of young migrants in the European society'.
Plenary session - 22-23 May 2013Plenary Session -
European Parliament - József Antall building - Room JAN 4Q2, Belgium The EESC hosted its 490th Plenary Session on 22-23 May 2013 with 2 major thematic debates: "One Single Tariff" and "Getting young people into work. Best practice"
For a social dimension of the European Economic and Monetary UnionPublic Hearing -
Brussels, Belgium The European Council of December 2012 agreed that the roadmap for the completion of the European Monetary Union (EMU) should include a social dimension, comprising social dialogue. President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy called for the EESC proposals on the social dimension of the Economic and Monetary Union. To assemble the views of institutional stakeholders, social partners and civil society organisations, the EESC is holding a hearing on "For a social dimension of the EMU".
The YEESeminar aims at building a dialogue between young entrepreneurs from European and neighbouring countries, and major EU stakeholders involved in the shaping of the European business environment. Keynote speakers will include representatives from the European Commission, the European Parliament, the EESC and the CoR, the main European business organisations and organisations of young entrepreneurs.
Your Europe, Your Say 2012!It’s Your Europe, have Your Say today! Conference -
Brussels, Belgium It’s Your Europe, have Your Say today!
The event "Your Europe, Your Say!" event took place on 26-28 April 2012. This year again, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) invited school pupils and teachers from all over Europe to join them in Brussels.
Quality Jobs for Youth: are we asking too much?Joint conference EESC/Labour Market Observatory and European Youth Forum Conference -
Brussels, Belgium Is there a need for more (or for less) flexibility on the labour market in order to help young people access the labour market? Are the stable contracts of past still possible or are precarious internship type jobs going to last years ahead? What are the employer and employee relations developing into? Is self-employment a good solution? Is flexicurity (still) the watchword? What effects (for the individual and for the society) does being a so called “NEET” have? These are some of the questions which the conference seeks to answer.
European Seminar on Intergenerational SolidaritySeminar -
EESC, Brussels, Belgium "It is unacceptable that, in some european countries, more than 40% of young people are unemployed. The European Union can't accept this situation" said Henri Malosse, President of the EESC Employers' Group during the European Seminar on Intergenerational Solidarity which took place on 9th February 2012.
The event, co-organised by the Employers' Group and EGEE (the Inter-Generations Alliance for Employment and Enterprise Development), specifically focused on making the actions of European institutions more understandable and tangible for an audience of retired business owners or managers and business leaders who are deeply involved in supporting young people to access employment or business creation.
The main conclusions were that the answers to the crisis and unemployment lies in promoting better education, broader assistance to entrepreuneurs, and developping the work of associations and local missions. Mr Almeida Freire, Member of the Employers' Group said : "What the states can't do anymore, civil society has to; but this has to be organised."
The speakers, including Committee members, debated on youth, education, employment and entrepreneurship and spoke about the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012 and its agenda. Mr Bernard Abraham, President of EGEE, explained how EGEE's action helped more than 30000 young people during 7500 missions last year.
The seminar was hosted by Henri Malosse, President of the Employers' Group, and Bernard Abraham, President of EGEE.
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.
Protection of children against sexual abusePublic Hearing -
EESC, Brussels, Belgium The EESC is organising a public hearing on Preventive measures for the protection of children against sexual abuse. The aim of the hearing is to present and disseminate concrete examples of initiatives, campaigns and actions conducted by various international institutions and civil society organisations in this field.