Events & Activities
European Economic and Social Committee - Economic and Social Council of Greece
National economic and social councils in the EU
Europe 2020: the future of employment in Europe and Italy – Conference, General Labour Union of Italy -Rome, 31 May 2011
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European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
Committee of the Regions
(yearly agenda of submission of the documents for the monitoring of the implementation of the strategy EUROPE 2020)
Statistics for policymaking: Europe 2020 – Conference, 10-11 March 2011
Presidency of the EU
The Lisbon Council - Europe 2020 Summit – Brussels, March 2011
Belgium – National Labour Council
17/09/2010 – Brussels – CCE/CNT/EESC - The role of the social partners in framing, implementing and monitoring the Europe 2020 strategy
Conference proceedings (follow the link and click on “Thèmes”)
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
This January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. For this Remembrance Day, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), in cooperation with the European Parliament, CEJI – A Jewish contribution to an Inclusive Europe and the European Jewish Community Centre (EJCC), organised an event entitled "Learning from the Past, Learning for the Future".
Bird’s eye view of Latvia
This publication is part of a series of catalogues published in the context of the exhibitions organized by the EESC.
Bird’s eye view of Latvia
Bird’s eye view of Latvia is an exhibition of aerial photos by the photographer Juris Kalniņš, who since 1995 shows the beauty of Latvia.
The exhibition, which fits into the Latvian EU Presidency, will be open from 18 February to 6 March at JDE 6th floor - Foyer.
A New Generation 4 A New Europe
The EESC is organising a seminar on 3rd and 4th February in Brussels, entitled "A New Generation 4 A New Europe", which aims to get across young people's point of view on the future of Europe.
Specifically, the young participants will present their concrete proposals on how Europe can help the situation young people are facing in terms of employment and business opportunities. This interactive seminar will enable 50 representatives of Europe's new generation to voice their opinions and interact with European decision-makers. The EESC will host 50 entrepreneurs, representatives of trade unions and social entrepreneurs, under 35 years of age.
Documents (in French only)
EESC's group III commemorating the tragic losses of lives during WWI in Ypres
On 10 February 2015, Luca Jahier, President of the Various Interests Group and other group members will undertake a field visit to Ypres to remember the centenary of the First World War and especially the tragic incidents in Ypres.
Family business – the Employers' Group draws Commission's attention to importance of tailored legislation for this particular group of companies.
Family businesses have their own specificity and their needs should be taken into consideration in the review of the Small Business Act – stated Jan Klimek, Member of the Employers' Group and EESC Rapporteur for the opinion on family business. On 30 January 2015 Mr Klimek met on behalf of the Group with Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs to draw the Commission's attention to the importance of this particular type of companies. The work on the opinion on family business was launched by the EESC on request of the Employers' Group.
The power of cooperation
The social economy has the potential for becoming the third major economic sector
The social economy[i] can be a bigger player in emerging economies and developing countries, provided it gets the right support, including from the EU. Support is crucial, but it has to be provided in a sensitive way.
[i] The social economy, also called the solidarity or partnership economy, is spread throughout the world and also has a long tradition in Europe. It is a business sector which already accounts for 10% of the GDP in some states and includes cooperatives, non-profit organisations and charities, as well as private individuals providing goods and services. Social economy organisations have collective characteristics; they look at reciprocal benefits and not maximising benefits. Nevertheless, they not only work in niche products, but are also responsible for major innovations.
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