Skills and mobility for competitivenessConference -
Cedefop, Thessaloniki, Greece This conference of the Labour Market Observatory, hosted by CEDEFOP (European centre for the development of vocational training) has been an occasion to look at issues such as: the future skills supply and demand in Europe, the matching of skills and competences with the labour market needs, the need to increase synergies between the worlds of education and work, the recognition of qualifications and the enhancement of intra-EU mobility of workers.
This event will be organised jointly with the UfM Secretariat.
Post-Summit debate with Member States on the future of EMUDebate -
EESC, Brussels, Belgium Strengthening competitiveness, growth and jobs, and completing the EMU were among the main topics discussed at the European Council of 27-28 June 2013. Appropriate follow-up should now be given both at national and European level. Therefore, the EESC organises a Post-Summit debate with Member States that will focus on an analysis of the main decisions taken at the Summit and their practical implementation for shaping the future of EMU and Europe ahead of the 2014 European elections.
Labour Market Observatory MeetingMeeting -
Brussels, Belgium This meeting of the Labour Market Observatory, which marked the beginning of a new term of office, was mainly dedicated to discussing the observatory's working methods for the 2013-2015 mandate, as well as its 2013-2014 work programme.
The meeting was also an occasion to listen to various external speakers from the European Commission and Eurofound who presented the state of play and the challenges facing European labour markets.
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 – met for the ninth time on 4-5 June 2013 in the EESC premises. The theme of this meeting was: '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.