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12/01/2017

Politicians and civil society must act, says the EESC

The United Nations and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) presented the film Sold – a film about human trafficking by Jeffrey D. Brown - at Brussels' Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR on 10 January 2017. Opening the screening, together with Deborah Seward (Director of UNRIC), Madi Sharma, member of the EESC, said...

25/01/2017
Adopted
Reference: 
SOC/542-EESC-0000-01902-00-04-ac
Plenary session: 
522 -
Jan 25, 2017 Jan 26, 2017

The EESC adopted this opinion after in-depth work carried out during the four meetings of the study group. The opinion also reflects the national debates with civil society organisations carried out in all Member States between 2 September and 2 November 2016. These discussions were coordinated by three members of the EESC ('trios') from the country concerned, often in cooperation with the European Commission (15 debates) or the national economic and social council (7 debates).

EESC opinion: European Pillar of Social Rights

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Relevant Eurofound publications, non-exhaustive chronological list

09/03/2015
en_GB

The public hearing will explore how sport can strengthen European values such as mutual respect, social integration and equality between men and women. Examples of initiatives, which use sport to bridge differences and foster a sense of community will be presented. The aim of the hearing is to draw lessons from such initiatives and suggest new ways to make sport a vehicle for integration in Europe.

 

02/07/2015
Adopted
Reference: 
SOC/514-EESC-2014-04496-00-00-ac-tra
Plenary session: 
509 -
Jul 01, 2015 Jul 02, 2015

Sport helps meet the EU’s strategic objectives, brings to the fore key educational and cultural values and is a conduit of integration, since it is open to all members of the public, regardless of their gender, ethnic origin, religion, age, nationality, social situation or sexual orientation. Sport is a tool to tackle intolerance, xenophobia and racism. The principle of good governance and sound management should ensure integrity in sporting competitions.

EESC opinion: Sport and European Values

04/06/2013 05/06/2013
'The integration of young migrants in the European society'

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'.

16/01/2013
Adopted
Reference: 
SOC/445-EESC-2012-963
Plenary session: 
486 -
Jan 16, 2013 Jan 17, 2013

The EESC recommends that the European Commission and the Member States support further studies and research that would tap the potential of gifted children and young people, aiming to facilitate employment and employability within the framework of the EU and, in a context of economic crisis, enhance specialist knowledge and prevent brain drain.

EESC opinion: Unleashing the potential of children and young people with high intellectual abilities in the European Union

27/10/2011
Press Breakfast

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.

18/09/2012
Adopted
Reference: 
INT/593-EESC-2012-138
Plenary session: 
483 -
Sep 18, 2012 Sep 19, 2012

The EESC considers that this issue needs to be analysed very thoroughly and placed within an EU framework taking into consideration the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality. Special emphasis must be placed on empowering, informing and educating children, families and teachers. The EESC calls on advertisers and sponsors to adopt and apply the highest levels of protection of children's rights.

EESC opinion: Advertising / young people and children

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